Learn how to help a Central Cass teacher recovering from a stroke and more about Lend A Hand Up

Check out our weekly list of new fundraisers and benefits from Lend A Hand Up, a nonprofit crowdfunding site that adds a 20% boost to online donations.

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Brad Forness
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Upcoming benefits:

A raffle, silent auction, bake sale and free will meal to benefit Brad Forness will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at the Central Cass School, 802 5th St. N., Casselton.

The Forness family resides on the family farm northwest of West Fargo. Both Brad and his wife, Sara, are teachers at Central Cass School. Their daughter, Joslin, is in her last semester of college. In November, Brad suffered a severe stroke which left him without the use of his left side and required a craniectomy. He will be wheelchair-bound for some time as he works hard to gain mobility and strength. The family maintains a positive outlook, but the mounting medical and home care expenses are making it tough to pay the bills. Proceeds from the online fundraiser, auction, and benefit will alleviate financial hardship for the family.

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Lend A Hand Up is a 501c3 nonprofit subsidiary of Dakota Medical Foundation. Gifts raised through Lend A Hand Up’s giving site increase in value by 20% to help area families experiencing hardship due to a health issue, recent loss of life, or traumatic event.

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