Photo by Diane Cox
State Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) and Tina Williams stand with donations for the Oasis Women’s Center.
ALTON — State Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) recently concluded his one-month supply drive to benefit Oasis Women’s Center. Beiser called on the community for donations to benefit the shelter while they are being negatively affected by the state’s current budget impasse.
“I am very proud of our community for stepping up and being very generous with donations to help out Oasis,” Beiser said. “The shelter has been struggling throughout most of the past year because of the budget stalemate. Thankfully they have been able to keep their doors open, but they still need all of the help that they can get from the community.”
Beiser hosted the supply drive from mid-January until mid-February. Donations went entirely to the shelter to aid their clients.
“The budget stalemate is negatively affecting so many people across the state of Illinois,” Dorothy Bailey of Godfrey said. “I want to commend Rep. Beiser for taking the opportunity to reach out to the community so that we could help out some of our own during the budget crisis. I know the supply drive will not completely end the struggles that Oasis and other organizations throughout the Riverbend region are facing, but I hope that we were able to alleviate some pressure for the time being.”
“Unfortunately, the supply drive is only a temporary solution to the problems that Oasis and so many other organizations are experiencing,” Beiser said. “I encourage my fellow legislators to think long and hard about the impact the budget crisis is having on the folks they represent.”
For information, contact Beiser’s constituent services office at (618) 465-5900 or email email@example.com.