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Trees of Hope: Northern Lights Foundation grants come with no strings attached

WDIO
Updated: December 03, 2021 11:26 PM
Created: December 03, 2021 05:00 PM

For almost 15 years, the Northern Lights Foundation has been supporting families with children facing a life-threatening illness. 

The grants are typically $2,500 and come with no strings attached. 

"So they can use it for whatever their expenses are at the time, whether it be travel, whether it be medical expenses," the foundation's founder, Ken Larson, said. "A lot of people use it for their mortgages, a lot of people use it for different payments: car payments, pharmacy payments, whatever." 

Larson started the foundation after he lost a daughter who was in the NICU. Since it started giving in 2007, more than 250 grants have been provided to local families. 

You can donate now at wdio.com/treesofhope or by calling into a phone bank during WDIO's Tuesday newscasts.

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