The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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December 28, 2013

Home Free singers do us proud

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The Mankato region has always been a generous community of givers, from filling United Way needs every year to donating to special projects like the Southern Minnesota Children’s Museum, the Kiwanis Holiday Lights or the BackPack Food program.

It’s not difficult to find examples of kindness and charity in this region. It’s a kind of pay-it-forward attitude not readily found in many other places. Hundreds of volunteers make these efforts happen and dozens others provide needed leadership in these endeavors.

We’re becoming known for our generosity and community spirit and it’s increasingly obvious and apparent. We can all take a little pride in our success with these efforts.

Editorial Board

Series on homelessness gives encouragement

Thank you to author Robb Murray and to The Free Press for your series of articles on homelessness in Mankato. The choice of subject, research, writing and timing were excellent.

lthough I have always known there is poverty and homelessness in our city, your articles gave me encouragement that our community is, indeed, working to solve the problems. You highlighted some of the organizations that provide hope and help to those families and individuals who are down on their luck.

I am proud of the people of the Mankato area who volunteer and donate to support those efforts. Thank you, too, to those brave people who were willing to share their stories with us.

It’s a real treat to read good news, especially local good news.

Sally Erdahl

Mankato

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