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Young sisters raising cash to help others in Adks and overseas

Hannah and Natalie Armstrong are hosting a No Tags Sale at the Wevertown Bible Church May 3. The sisters have been donating money they have raised from selling their chicken’s eggs to the charity Samaritan’s Purse and saw a sale as a chance to raise more money to help others.

Hannah and Natalie Armstrong are hosting a No Tags Sale at the Wevertown Bible Church May 3. The sisters have been donating money they have raised from selling their chicken’s eggs to the charity Samaritan’s Purse and saw a sale as a chance to raise more money to help others. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Hannah and Natalie Armstrong want to help those in need not just in the Adirondacks, but around the world.

To do so, the sisters, age 7 and 6 respectively, will be hosting a No Tags Sale at the Calvary Bible Church in Wevertown on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We have raised money from our chickens when we sell the eggs to donate to Samaritan’s Purse,” Hannah said. “It reminds us of the story of the Good Samaritan in the Bible. We wanted to do something to raise more money so we thought of the sale.”

Half of the funds raised will go to the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief fund, while the rest will go to the Adirondack Community Outreach Center’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors program.

“Our neighbors can also use our help,” Natalie said. “We want to help give what we have to help others.”

The fundraiser will feature many items made locally by the sisters or local church members and family.

“I can’t believe that everyone is taking this so seriously and helping us out with donations,” Hannah said. “I have never done something like this before.”

“Hannah has been asking to do something like this for a while, and Natalie has been helping her out the whole time,” said Danielle Armstrong, the girls’ mother. “They have a variety of items from stuff that they have created to an artist from church who has donated paintings, wooden pens, handmade items and baked goods.”

Danielle said that the sisters have also received checks in the mail of flat donations to go toward their causes.

“They also have a matching donation of up to $500,” she said.

All of the items for sale at the May 3 event will have no price tags on them, allowing people to pay, or donate, whatever they feel the pieces are worth.

“We want to see how the Lord will bless us in our sale,” Hannah said.

Danielle said she and her husband, Jed, have made it a point to talk with their children (Hannah and Natalie along with 3 year-old twins Abby and Nathan) about serving others.

“We want to encourage our kids to be very mindful of the people around them,” she said. “How better then to start when they are young.”

For more information on Hannah and Natalie Armstrong’s No Tags Sale, or to donate items to the cause, call the duo at 494-0897.

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