Five or so years ago, Ray Starrett decided to do something good. So he started LAMP, the La Crosse Afghanistan Mine-removal Project. Affiliated with the UNA's Adopt a Minefield, LAMP raises money to help pay for demining efforts in Afghanistan.
You can help right now! LAMP's annual fundraising dinner will be on Saturday night, March 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the English Lutheran Church, 16th and King Streets. An amazing meal including recipes from Afghanistan (lovingly prepared by volunteer cooks led by Arlene Vrlec of the People's Food Co-op) will be served. John Knight, a local educator with Afghan experience, and an Afghan exchange student, Jala Ahmad Sarvary, will speak.
You want to do something good, too. Call Ray at 788-4767 or email John to make your reservation. (Do it TODAY!) The cost? Whatever you can afford, whatever you think it's worth to help the people of Afghanistan.