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Flood of support helps local family


December 30, 2020

THE NORBERG FAMILY, next to their trailer, from left: Connor, Haley, Tawsha, Chelsea and Kyle.

When the cold starts creeping in and the rain won't go away, sometimes the best gift a family can receive is a roof over their heads.

That's why some enterprising local citizens started a GoFundMe for struggling family living in a trailer and tents without heating this holiday season: Tawsha Norberg and her kids Connor, 14, Kyle, 11, Haley, 8, and Chelsea, 18 months.

Within five days, the fundraiser had achieved its goal of $5,000, and a couple who saw the GoFundMe had offered to pay the first three months of rent on their new home.

Kyla Jutte, a staff member at The New Era who came up with...

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