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Donating in Memory of Natalie, Ben and Carter

The Sheboygan Falls family who lost nearly everything, including three of their children, to a fire last month is again thanking the community.

Eleven-year-old Natalie, 10-year-old Ben and 7-year-old Carter all died inside their Sheboygan Falls home on January 26th.
Only 9-year-old Jenna was able to escape with the help of her older sister, who then went back into the home for her brothers.

In a press release Monday, Chris and Kristie Maki said “We want to thank our community, church, and families so much for the amazing
outpouring of support. You have all been a great comfort to us during this very difficult time. We know that God will sustain us through the unimaginable, and all of you have been the hands of Jesus, truly showing love.”

“Many people have asked how they can help our family. First, we cherish your continued prayers for us as we take steps to move forward.”
“We are humbled that over 1,700 of you shared your name and email address with our church in the hope that you could be notified of needs we may have. With the fundraisers that have already occurred and home insurance, our physical needs are met thanks to the
generosity of so many.”

However, if in your heart you continue to feel compelled to give in memory of our children, we would encourage you to redirect your giving to bless any of the following ministries that are near to our family’s heart:

1. CHURCH: Crossroads NEXTGEN Ministries – Children and Youth Ministries of the Maki’s home church – Please make check payable to “Crossroads Community Church” and put “NextGen Ministries” in the memo.

Crossroads Community
Church, PO Box 1427
Sheboygan, WI  53082-1427

2. COMMUNITY: Campus Life – Youth and Family Ministry in Sheboygan
3. WORLD: Living Hope International – Orphanage in Mexico

With love, Chris, Kristi, and Jenna.

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