Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: The Community of Glasgow

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized the community of Glasgow for leading the way with their generosity during the holiday season.


Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing the community of Glasgow for leading the way with their generosity during the holiday season.  Earlier this month, members of the community successfully conducted their annual Block of Bucks program to help raise funds for local families to have warm clothing during the winter months.

This charitable effort brought together a broad collection of the community, including the Glasgow Soroptimists, student council leaders from Glasgow High School, members of the National Guard, the local Elks Club, a host of local businesses and dozens of other volunteers.  Through their focused actions, the community of Glasgow raised over thirty thousand dollars to provide more than three hundred children with winter clothing.  If you have ever experienced winter along the Hi-Line in northeast Montana, you will know how important it is to have the proper gear.  The generosity of neighbors in towns like Glasgow is something that we can all appreciate.      

It is a Montana hallmark for neighbors to identify a need and then gather the people and resources to meet that need at a local level.   Going into Christmas, I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the folks in Glasgow for giving their time and talents to help others by adding warmth to the holiday season.