Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Local volunteer wins grant money for summer camp


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Wearing an orange and green shirt to show her split allegiance, volunteer Aleisha Mollen takes a knee with the kids at Camp Carmel this summer. Through Mollen's efforts, the camp received a $1,000 Volunteer Service Award grant from Wells Fargo, which will pay for ten campers to attend the Wrangell Bible Baptist Church-run camp.

Like catching halibut with a herring, one good deed can sometimes attract another.

Wells Fargo announced Monday it will contribute $1,000 to Camp Carmel on Vank Island to honor its Wrangell-branch service manager Aleisha Mollen's efforts there as its assistant program director.

For three years Mollen has volunteered at the summer camp as a youth counselor. She also provides weekly one-on-one counseling sessions for local youth at Wrangell Bible Baptist Church, which provides free meals for teens on Thursday nights.

"It's very gratifying to know that I'm impacting these kids' future," said M...

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