Husqvarna employees in Nashville have started a “blessing box” as a community effort to help those individuals and families in need. The box is located at the exit of the plant on south 4th Street and contains non-perishable food items, hygiene items, toiletry items and bottled water. Tina McBay and Ammi Perez say they would like to encourage individuals and even churches to help donate items if possible.
“The concept of the Blessing Box is take what you need and give what you can. We decided to create this effort to support the community, it was an idea that our employees had to help in this need,” said McBay.
Perez says it is also for the surrounding communities. “It basically helps people in need at any time of day or night. If you are willing to help you may drop off items at the box, or if it is full then leave it with the guard at our entrance.”
The Blessing Box has been up for about two weeks, according to Perez and McBay.
Non- perishable food items such as can foods, ramen noodles, individual packages of snacks, macaroni and cheese, etc…
Toiletry items such as deodorant, tooth paste, shampoo, soap, toilet tissue, etc…