Women of Steel donate gifts to local nursing home

Claire Giroir

The United Steel Workers Union women's committee (Women of Steel) from Local 13-620, in Gonzales, who are employees at BASF and Oxy-Chem, located in Geismar, La., donated stockings and gifts to Gonzales Healthcare Center residents for the second year.

The women and men felt a need to bring some holiday cheer to ten residents who may not have anyone to give them Christmas gifts and visit at this special time of year. These residents expressed gratitude at the thoughtfulness and kindness shown to them, and it was especially touching for the Women of Steel to bring a little extra happiness during the holidays.

We are looking forward to continuing this tradition next year. A special thank you to the members of Local 13-620 for their monetary support in making this possible. Also, a big thanks to Santa's helpers (Karen Scott, Bonnie Pressler, Sondra Landry, Claire Giroir, Ben Bourgeois, and Doug Watts), who shopped, donated, filled and delivered the stockings and gifts.