News St. Joseph — 06 June 2013
Y2K Lions raise money for ‘Wings of Mercy’

by Cori Hilsgen

news@thenewsleaders.com

St. Joseph Y2K Lions members recently held a brat-sale fundraiser in front of the St. Joseph Meat Market to raise money for the Wings of Mercy organization.

Wings of Mercy is a group of volunteers who donate time, planes and skills to provide free air transportation for people with limited financial funds who need treatment at distant medical facilities. Pilots are Federal Aviation Administration-certified. and the volunteer professionals are trained and licensed.

The Y2K Lions was founded in 2000. Other Y2K Lions brat-sale proceeds have been donated to various eye banks; hearing and service dogs; a thermal-imaging camera for the St. Joseph Fire Department; Project New Hope, which is a retreat for returning veterans and their families; Miracle Field, a ball field for the physically disabled; the Cerebral Palsy Halloween party and the St. Joseph Area Community Food Shelf.

[/media-credit] St. Joseph Y2K Lions’ members Virginia Meier (left) and Kay Lemke volunteer at the brat sale stand to help raise money for the Wings of Mercy organization.

[/media-credit] Morgan Dale, Steve Dale and Dan White (left to right) stop to eat at the Y2K Lions brat sale. Morgan is studying elementary education at the College of St. Benedict. All three are from Jamestown, N.D.

 

Images courtesy of Cori Hilsgen | The Newsleaders

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Cori Hilsgen
Cori Hilsgen

Cori Hilsgen is a contributing writer for the St. Joseph and Sartell Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a B.A. degree from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other peoples’ stories through the pages of “The Newsleaders”.

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