MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The staffs of the Minnesota Lynx and the Minnesota Timberwolves participated in an “All-Staff Volunteer Day” Wednesday.
Team staff members were working alongside season ticket holders, U.S. Bank employees and students to pack lunches for the homeless.READ MORE: 'She Was A Jewel': Community Holds Vigil For Victim Of Quadruple Homicide
Timberwolves president Chris Wright led a team of volunteers at a school in Hopkins.
“We’re going to be packaging food for some homeless people, and some people who are, you know, struggling to put food on the table for their families,” Wright said.READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
Ella Brutos is a sixth grader, and was on Wright’s team of volunteers.
“I think it’s important to help other people to get food and raise money, so it’s really fun to do this for other people,” Brutos said.MORE NEWS: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins
They packed boxes for the St. Louis Park-based nonprofit group Matter, who provide meals for people in communities where they do not have access to health foods.