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Consider donating to Tree of Life

The 24th annual Tree of Life campaign is underway.

Give a gift of life in memory of a loved one. The Tree of Life is an annual fundraiser for the Lakeport First Responders. A gift of $1-$5 for each one remembered will buy a leaf on the Tree of Life. Your loved one’s name will be written on a paper leaf that will be on display in the special Tree of Life frame on the side of Miller’s Gas & Service along Main Street in Laporte. Watch the tree “leaf out” as donations come in. This memorial Tree of Life is for all loved ones, no matter how long they have been gone. This is not just for those who served in the military. You can buy a leaf in memory of anyone.

Stop by and read the names on the leaves. Bright rainbow colored leaves express the joy of life and peace of mind that the Lakeport First Responders give us, knowing they are near in time of need. The 24th annual Tree of Life campaign runs through Memorial Day but the leaves will be on display throughout the summer.

Businesses in Laporte, Benedict and Kabekona will have buckets and envelopes where you can leave your donations and list of loved ones. If you prefer, you can mail your donations and names to Margaret Renskers, 29416 Nu Robco Lake Drive, Laporte, MN 56461.

Please make checks payable to Laporte-Benedict Lions. They are sponsoring the fundraiser and covering all expenses. Your whole donation goes directly to the Lakeport First Responders to help them purchase equipment and continue training in their efforts to save lives in Laporte and the surrounding communities.

The Lakeport First Responders also accepts bequests throughout the year. Bequest memorial names will also be listed where the tree is on display.