LESTER PRAIRIE, MN — Lester Prairie residents Mike and Kim Schauer lost their home to a fire March 7, and community members are coming together to help the family through this difficult time.
Jeff Engen, vice president of First Community Bank of Lester Prairie, said Wednesday that a fund has been set up at the bank to collect donations.
People can mail donations or drop them off at the bank.
Donations should be marked, “Mike and Kim Schauer Fire Fund,” c/o First Community Bank, 500 Central Ave., PO Box 128, Lester Prairie, MN 55354.
Lester Prairie school counselor Christine Mattson announced that the Lester Prairie National Honor Society will also be raising funds for the family.
Members of the National Honor Society will be placing containers in local businesses in Lester Prairie, Winsted, Howard Lake, and Silver Lake, Mattson said.
“All donations are greatly appreciated,” she added.
Mattson said the Lester Prairie Lions will match any funds that the National Honor Society raises, up to $400. More information is available by calling Mattson at the Lester Prairie School, (320) 395-3002.
Shown in the picture: Members of the Lester Prairie National Honor Society will be dropping off collection containers at local businesses to raise funds for the Schauer family, who lost their home in a fire. Shown are front – Tyler Vollrath, Caleb Buesing, and Nicole Condon; back – Ana Hartwig, Natalie Lange, and Brianna Briggs.