New store helping one family say ‘Thank You’ to the Fergus Falls areaFergus Falls, MN (WDAY TV) - A Fergus Falls family is giving back to the community in a unique way.
By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fergus Falls, MN (WDAY TV) - A Fergus Falls family is giving back to the community in a unique way.
The Andersons are turning their hardships into hard work, as a way to say thank you to all those who've helped them.
It's been a week since the keys were handed over and the Anderson's aren't even close to being finished.
Janie Anderson, Opening “All in One”: "No, no. Not even half way done."
Their new store called "All in One" opens in the beginning of March but their concept has been a long-time coming.
Janie Anderson: "All of us have struggled the last few years with health issues and the community and church and our families have helped us out tremendously."
Now, they are taking this opportunity to say thank you.
Janie Anderson: "No better time than now."
Meet Janie's youngest. Taelor's just four years old.
Janie Anderson: "The pregnancy was difficult. I wasn't gaining weight. I was being healthy, nutritious, taking my prenatals but I just wasn't gaining the weight that I needed to."
After born a preemie, Taeolor was diagnosed with a chronic lung disease. His sister, Abbigail, suffers from seizures.
Janie Anderson: "It's a learning experience every day with that."
And the oldest deals with bipolar tendencies and
Skyler Anderson, Store Owner’s Daughter: "A.D.H.D."
Other things a ten year old shouldn't be able to pronounce.
Kris Anderson, Opening “All in One”: "It's financially hard. But that's a part of life."
Kris knows opening a store like this won't be easy.
Kris Anderson: "I have two other jobs so in my spare time I'm going to be going to rummage sales, auctions."
But understands Janie can't do it all alone.
Skyler Anderson: "She always says no, no I don't need help."
When it's all said and done, the family of five is hoping to become non-profit by donating all proceeds to their charity of choice.
Janie Anderson: "Every month we pick one and that's where the proceeds are going to go after rent and insurance is paid."
And while there is a lot to accomplish before they flip their closed sign to open, they are ready to work and learn along the way.
Janie Anderson: "There are so many people out there who are in need, and to be thankful for what they do have."
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