Packers Participate In NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle


Green Bay Packers players spent their day off joining the Brown County United Way and the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy in attempting to make a difference in the community on Tuesday.

Al Harris, Nick Collins, Jon Ryan, Desmond Bishop, James Jones, Rob Davis, Chris Francies and Ryan Powdrell were at The Golden House in Green Bay, lending their hands to make improvements to the home for battered women and children.

Players seemed to be genuinely enjoying themselves while spreading woodchips, planting a garden, assembling outdoor toys and serving dinner to clients and their children who are staying at the Golden House.

"Whenever you can give back I think it's important that you give back," said Harris. "You get a chance to give back and help out. We've been blessed and, you know, one hand washes the other."

Players hoped to make a difference in the daily lives of those who stay at The Golden House, which offers a wide range of services including individual counseling, temporary shelter, restraining and harassment order filing assistance, support groups, education, and more.

Ryan was compelled to help out at the home that provides so much for the community it's a part of.

"It's a great cause, The Golden House, what they're doing here. I mean, just to be able to give back a little bit to the community that's given us all so much. It's the least we can do," he said.

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