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Sitka brothers bake cookies to help Syrian refugees


SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Three Sitka brothers baked cookies to help a Syrian refugee family arrive safely in Canada.

Blake, Dane and Nate LaPerriere, ages 15, 7 and 11, respectively, were excited to learn this week that the family made it to Canada with the help of a $20,000 fundraiser that they contributed to, the Sitka Sentinel reported.

The LaPerriere brothers heard about the needy family from their mother. Their aunt Allison Lawlor was part of the group that organized the fundraising efforts in Canada.

“We thought it was something worth doing,” Blake said. “We felt we were so fort...

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