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Remember to give to 'Max Your Community' in November

For What It's Worth
Lead Summary
Rick Peterson, general manager

The Luverne Area Community Foundation (LACF) is organizing the MAX YOUR COMMUNITY fund drive from Nov. 1-11.
 On Tuesday, Nov. 11, there will be a live KQAD radiothon broadcast from the LACF’s Main Street office.
Two of this area’s longtime trusted organizations, the Luverne Area Community Foundation and Red Arrow have come together to raise $100,000.
The Red Arrow organization was for many years the local version of the United Way.
A shortage of people power made it difficult for Red Arrow to continue its efforts to raise the much-needed funds for local charities.
Today, the LACF, with an enthusiastic endorsement from the retired Red Arrow organization, launched the MAX YOUR COMMUNITY fund drive.
Recently many of you, along with area businesses, received donor packets in the mail that will remind you of the great work Red Arrow had done for so many years and how to donate.
The $100,000 goal may seem optimistic, but the need is real. One hundred percent of the money raised stays in Rock County.
Rock County communities have a great opportunity to double down on their donation money to their community endowment fund.
If and when local Rock County communities (including Hills, Beaver Creek, Hardwick, Magnolia, Kenneth, Steen and Jasper) raise $5,000 for their community endowment fund, the LACF will match that amount. (FYI, Hills has already reached the $5,000 amount and the extra $5,000 for LACF.)
Ever since Mary and I moved to Luverne, we have always been amazed at how generous the people of Rock County are.
When the cause is right, you step up and write the check or use auto pay or round up your utility bill or Venmo or hand-deliver the money to the LACF office.
Today the cause has never been more right.
For more information on how you can help reach the $100,000 goal, contact Emily Crabtree at the LACF office: 507-220-2424 or email

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