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St. John’s students make generous donation to Habitat for Humanity


Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Wykoff All

WYKOFF, Minn. - St. John Lutheran School in Wykoff recently donated $489.85 to Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties to help with the building of a new house in Harmony.

Every Wednesday, St. John’s has chapel service and collects an offering from the students, faculty, and public who attend. “We selected Habitat as this year’s first semester chapel project because our congregation was asked to consider supporting Habitat for Humanity in Harmony. As a staff, we saw this as an opportunity to be involved in our local community and at the same time be able to promote Christian outreach,” responded Karl Peterman, school principal, when asked why they chose Habitat for Humanity this first semester.

St. John’s has 52 students enrolled in preschool through 8th grade, and offers many extra-curricular activities for students to participate in, such as soccer, volleyball, softball, track, musicals, spelling and art contests, and the National Geography Bee. The school is an outreach arm of St. John Lutheran Church and has been ministering to students for the past 136 years. Students do not have to attend St. John Lutheran Church to receive a Christian education from St. John Lutheran School.

Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is appreciative of this generous donation. It is great to see donations come from young people who may not know the difference homeownership can make in a low income family’s life. Watch for upcoming Habitat for Humanity events to participate in the build in Harmony. Contact Megan Grebe with any questions about Habitat for Humanity, 507-459-4199, or megan@habitatwinona.org.

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