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Volunteer Group in St Louis. Closing In on $200,000 Through Scrap Metal Recycling

A volunteer group collecting scrap metal in St. Louis is closing in on their fundraising goal and are preparing to donate funds to helping the poor.

August 21, 2023

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A volunteer group collecting scrap metal in St. Louis is closing in on their fundraising goal and are preparing to donate funds to helping the poor.

Members from the Mary Mother of the Church Chapter of St. Vincent de Paul have been recycling scrap metal since 2009. So far, since starting their recycling efforts in 2009, the volunteers have raised roughly $194,000.

The group is closing in on their goal as they hope to reach $200,000 raised by the end of the year. With that, 100% of the funds earned will be donated directly to helping the poor.

According to Dick Drury, coordinated of St. Vincent’s scrap metal program, the recycling program earns the group about $1,500 a month, with summer months being busier for recycling than others. All those funds are to aid those in need.

Other members of the Church have volunteered their time and equipment to help with the program. Dan Schoenekase, a fellow church parishioner, used his own truck to pick up old appliances, lawn mowers, heaters, patio tables, cabinets, and anything made of metal that was ready to be discarded. Today, the group has 14 members helping with the cause.

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