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Community Giving Campaign Launches

united_wayOn Tuesday, Oct. 30, Augsburg launched its 2007 community giving campaign for two weeks, ending on Nov. 15. This federated campaign includes opportunities to give to the network of organizations in both the Greater Twin Cities United Way and Community Shares of Minnesota. Augsburg’s campaign is coordinated by Sally Daniels, director of parent and family relations.

Janis Lane-Ewart, Community Shares board member and general manager at KFAI radio, spoke about how internships through Community Shares at the radio station have transformed the lives of Minneapolis youth. Community Shares works with 47 nonprofit organizations that seek to make change through access to housing, health care, and education; through promotion of human rights; and by improvement of neighborhood communities. Continue reading “Community Giving Campaign Launches”

Southeastern Minnesota Flood Disaster

floodreliefResidents in southeastern Minnesota are working to recover from this weekend’s flash flooding, perhaps the largest in state history. At least six people have died and several thousand have been driven from homes that have been destroyed or have sustained major damage.

Minnesota counties affected by the flooding are Winona, Wabasha, Fillmore, Houston, Steele, and Olmsted. The Governor has declared a state of emergency for these six counties. At present there has not been a call for volunteers, but one is expected in the next few days. Until there is a request, you can help by contacting one of the following organizations: Red Cross Twin Cities, Salvation Army, United Way, and Nechama. Links to contact information are provided below. Continue reading “Southeastern Minnesota Flood Disaster”