Food for the poor

Dear Editor:

Thank you, North Branch! With help from the North Branch community, Living Branch Lutheran Church reached its goal for the Food for the Poor “House for Haiti” campaign. Our goal was to raise $3,800 to build a house for a needy family in Haiti. We raised a total of $3,978.17, which includes $986 from community giving in our Journey through Bethlehem event. This amount will provide a family in need with a new, safe and secure house with sanitation, rice and beans for one full year, a small-business project to help provide a source of income, and school supplies for two children (including books and uniforms), clothing and shoes. Best of all, Food for the Poor is doubling donations made by the end of 2012, so the total amount will be $7,956.34. Praise be to God.

Beth Torgerson
Living Branch Lutheran Church