Local groups and businesses worked together to feed the community and bring positivity to Uptown Kenosha after an emotional week of protests in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake left some businesses destructed or closed.
We are proud of our Goodwill employees, Jenna Laurenzi (pictured left) and Miraje Woods (pictured right) who participated in the community efforts, talking with many members of the Uptown community.
They also offered cases of bottled water and Goodwill Cares vouchers so that those affected could purchase clothing and household items.
Goodwill Assistant Store Manager Jenna Laurenzi said, “As you drive through Kenosha, you can see plywood on the windows in almost every business, but you can also see numerous people out every single day painting inspirational messages over the plywood. We are a community full of love that comes together during hard times. We’ve cleaned up the mess, brightened the area, and will eventually rebuild the Kenosha that we all know and love.”