Local Boy Scout and chooses to impact homeless population as Eagle Scout project

MENOMONIE — United Way of Dunn County recently recieved basic hygiene kits that were put together by a local Boy Scout who is working hard to earn his Eagle Scout.

Trevin Mounce Hinrichs, a Life Scout from Boy Scout Troop 243 in Colfax, WI, has chosen to collect hygiene items such as shampoo, soap, shaving cream, deodorant, toothbrushes, nail clippers and more from generous community members to donate to the United Way of Dunn County.

The United Way of Dunn County will distribute the kits to those in need from the United Way’s C-3 Center, located at 1620 Stout Road in Menomonie, WI.

Trevin collected items throughout the month of August, urging community members to take part and make a difference.  A collection site was hosted by the Colfax Public Library, who shared “…this made our librarian hearts happy.”  Trevin delivered the hygiene kits to the United Way’s C-3 Center on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

“It is incredible to see a local youth interested in creating lasting changes.  The impact of this project can be life-changing for many folks who are struggling to make ends meet” Ashley DeMuth, Executive Director of United Way of Dunn County says. “Things like a toothbrush, deodorant and soap are items that can improve health, confidence and even help someone get a job.” 

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