Nicaraguan effort laudable

While there the pair helped repair facilities operated by Mission of Hope, distribute food and build modest shelters for Nicaraguans. They’ve also raised thousands of dollars to provide lunch for school-aged children — which is often their only meal of the day.

Since it costs money for Nicaraguan children to attend school, Clare and Brody also work tirelessly to raise cash so Nicaraguans can get an education. Currently, nearly a quarter of all Nicaraguan children will leave school by the first grade.

The latest fundraiser planned by Brody and Clare will take place this Sunday, March 10 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cobble Hill Inn Restaurant in Elizabethtown. Tickets for the spaghetti dinner are $10 a person and $30 for families of four or more people.

The dinner is sponsored by National Honor Society chapters at Schroon Lake and Elizabethtown-Lewis schools along with the Cobble Hill Inn, which is providing the spaghetti and garlic bread.

These groups and the owners of Cobble Hill Inn should be commended for the role they are playing in this worthwhile endeavor.

At the same time, we simply cannot say enough good things about these two selfless local teens and the North Country Mission of Hope which gives 97 percent of all donations directly to the Nicaraguan people.

We can think of few not-for-profit organizations that operate on less overhead.

Then, there is Clare and Brody.

As teenagers, this dynamic duo have accomplished more to help their fellow man than many Americans will in a lifetime.

Lets get behind their effort by flooding this fundraiser with people. Then, please consider taking it a step further and sponsor a Nicaraguan child. Just $140 a year — less than $12 a month — will keep a child in school and pay for necessities.

As Clare and Brody know, there is no better feeling than helping a fellow human being in need. Go to ncmissionofhope.org today and sponsor a child, or make whatever charitable donation you can.

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