Sunday, January 10, 2010
Camden Lions and Papa's Pizza to Hold Fundraiser for Vang Family On January 16
Guest post by the Hawthorne Hawkman. Image from the facebook page for this event.
A concerned resident of NoMi passed along an email for an event that will raise money for the Vang family. They were in a tragic car accident back in early December. The pregnant mother lost her child and she and others spent much time in the hospital. Here is the invitation for that event...
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to Help a NoMi Family in Need
Papa's Restaurant and Deli
4159 Thomas Ave N, Minneapolis
Please make checks payable to the Camden Lions. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Vang family.
Saturday January 16, 2010
8 AM to 11 AM
Adults $6, children under 5 free, Family of 5 $20
Pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee
You might remember hearing about a fatal car crash in early December on I-94 here in North Minneapolis. The Vang family lost an unborn child, and the mom was in the hospital in critical condition. Two of the five children in the family spent several days in the hospital. The father had recently lost his job.
The Vang family live in the Camden area of NoMi, and four of their five kids are enrolled at Loring School.
We, the Camden Lions, have decided to try to help this family as much as we can. Won't you attend and help too? If you can't make the pancake breakfast but would like to contribute, please send your donation written to the Camden Lions, c/o Mick Brogan, Papa's Restaurant and Deli, 4159 Thomas Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412. Thanks!
Thank You from The Camden Lions and Papa’s Restaurant and Deli
(End email; links did not appear in email sent to me and I added them on this blog post)
Once again, click here for the Facebook link to this event or to RSVP as a helper or attendee.
This heart-wrenching event was a tragedy and I hope we can show everyone what kind of a community we have here in NoMi. It's the kind of community I've come to love and be proud of. When terrible things like this happen to our community, we claim those affected as our own and we do everything we can to reach out and help. Spread the word, come to the event, and if you can't make it, please send a check to the Camden Lions. The Lions, Papa's Pizza, this blog, NoMi as a community, and I'm sure the Vang family thank you for your support.