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Coaldale residents pitch in for Samaritan’s Purse campaign

Posted on December 7, 2023 by Sunny South News
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For the second time, Coaldale residents Karen and Jim Laturnus have travelled to Calgary to spend a day helping children in need at the Samaritan’s Purse processing centre.

Karen, 63, and Jim, 66, spent Nov. 30 inspecting Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes before they were packed in cartons and transported to Central America, West Africa, Philippines and Ukraine. There, they will be given to children who in many cases have never received a gift in their lives.

“It’s an excellent service opportunity, contributing to a good cause and spreading God’s love,” said Karen.

“I like that Operation Christmas Child helps a lot of underprivileged kids and the get a bit of God’s love,” Jim said.

 It’s not too late for Lethbridge and Coaldale residents to help children in need. Just visit and pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes online.

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