Sarah McKenzie

Gearing up for another year of service

One year ago, Welcome Jerde and her family set out on a year-long goal of organizing a community service project once a month to benefit different nonprofits in the Twin Cities.

When President Barack Obama called for a national day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, she reached out to friends and family and asked them to drop off items for YouthLink, a Downtown-based organization that serves homeless and at-risk youth, at her home in southwest Minneapolis. She was overwhelmed by the response.


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