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A Nebraska church raised over $520K to help pay bills for about 500 families

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning, I'm A Martínez. How about starting the week with something uplifting? A Nebraska church raised over $520,000 to cover the medical expenses of residents in its neighborhood. The donation window started 14 months ago and came to a close Easter Sunday. First-Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln provides its community with laundry, gasoline and health care to those in need, helping about 500 households in total. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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