Monday, February 10, 2003

Help for family losing home to fire 

There's an appeal on campus for help for an interracial couple with three children who lost their home to a fire in Foley, MN. The family has had problems with neighbors, and some racist comments by others to the family have been reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation; thankfully nobody was hurt. Information on how to help is at the bottom of the linked article. For those reading this from far away, a fund to help the family has been set up at First State Bank of St. Joseph, P.O. Box 159, St. Joseph, MN 56374. Just mark donations to the "fire relief fund". Regardless of how the fire occurred, intentional or accidental, a family is without a home now and it was -14 degrees here this morning.