ATC employees help Milwaukee’s homeless
American Transmission Co. believes in the power of United Way to make our community stronger. In our annual campaign, ATC employees raised a total of nearly $200,000 for United Way.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County set an ambitious goal this year to end family homelessness in its four-county area by 2025. To help support that goal, employees assembled winter care kits and volunteered as guest advocates for United Way’s Project Homeless Connect.
Project Homeless Connect is an annual event that supports individuals experiencing homelessness by providing them with vital resources and services under one roof. Guest advocates escort individuals who attend the event, helping them connect with providers of housing support, vision and health care, transportation, job training and personal care.
ATC employee guest advocates found it rewarding to share smiles and interesting conversation while escorting their guests to receive haircuts, apply for birth certificates, receive essential clothing and hygiene items and more. Project Homeless Connect is a welcome respite for people in need, and it was an honor for our volunteers to share joyful moments and be a part of United Way’s effort to help end homelessness.