Buy a tree, save a life

Eagle Wings Community Fellowship selling Christmas trees for another year

Submitted Photo The tree selling event will be hosted in a heated tent outside the Eagle Wings Community Fellowship church, located at 101 16th Street SW.

Local church, Eagle Wings Community Fellowship, is pairing with global organization group People for Care and Learning, to bring a special seasonal event to both give back and help those in need.

Focusing on helping not only those in need around the world but also locally, Eagle Wings will be selling trees to donate to Minot Air Force Base while a portion of money earned will go to Project Ignite Light in North Dakota.

The tree selling event will run Friday through Sunday in a heated tent set up outside of Eagle Wings Community Church. The church is located at 101 16th Street SW. It will start at 4 p.m. tonight, 10 a.m. tomorrow, and noon on Sunday.

People For Care and Learning believes that all people deserve the chance for a better future. The organization is devoted to breaking the cycle of poverty through various projects including learning centers, children’s homes and sustainable farming.

Every group involved in the Buy a Tree, Save a Life campaign not only helps People For Care and Learning, but also chooses their own organization locally to help. Eagle Wings Community Fellowship chose Project Ignite Light.

Project Ignite Light is a group that provides children going into foster care with a backpack filled with necessary items. Items include pajamas, a handmade blanket, a book titled “You Are Special” by Max Lucado and toiletries.

In an extra step of giving back to the community, trees can be purchased for donation to Minot Air Force Base.

“This is a great way to get involved, you can help children globally and locally and say ‘thank you’ to our military,” Kelly Taney explained.

Trees range in price from $45 to $59. For those unable to attend, they can also donate a tree via www.eagleswingcf.com. All you have to do is click ‘giving’, then ‘donate’ and finally specify which military tree you want from the two options. They will then be set aside for delivery.

Each day will involve coffee, hot cocoa, and children’s games. Then on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be caroling.

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