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Letter: Charity is successful

Dear Editor,

Through the generosity and exceptional volunteer effort of many in our community, the Operation HELP Christmas Campaign was again a success. Seventy families in the Hudson School District were blessed with the Christmas spirit and the caring thoughts of our sponsors. Christmas gifts for the children, small gifts for the parents (from the children), new personal clothing and a warm quilt were distributed.

Operation HELP, a local non-profit, provided rent or utility assistance for 276 families or individuals in St. Croix County for 2008. Along with the Fall Free Clothing Drive and the Warm in Winter program, providing winter outdoor clothing for children and adults, Operation HELP provides needed services for many of our neighbors. The support of the greater St. Croix Valley community for Operation HELP is a wonderful indication of everyone's caring and giving nature.

Monica Weekes, Hudson

President, Operation HELP