A local business is helping change the lives of childrenFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Whoever thought the sale of muffins and coffee at a Fargo-Moorhead Moxie Java would help change the lives of children half a world away.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Whoever thought the sale of muffins and coffee at a Fargo-Moorhead Moxie Java would help change the lives of children half a world away.
It all comes back to an elementary student in North Fargo who died tragically 20 years ago, and a friend who never wants us to forget him.
Who wouldn't be touched by this? Children in Kenya celebrating new classrooms that replaced a crumbling school.
Fargo native Nathan Nerland, now a successful Twin Cities businessman, is the engine behind the Build Africa project,
Nathan Nerland- Carson Glore Foundation: "And today we drove up and saw the condition of this school."
Part of the Carson Glore Foundation. Named for Nathan's Fargo childhood friend, Carson, who died at an early age.
Nancy Nerland- Moxie Java: "Carson, oh my gosh I think about him every day."
Nathan and his mother, Nancy who owns Moxie Java, have traveled to Kenya and led the campaign to raise thousands of dollars build 5 classrooms for the kids there, 7 more are coming, impacting more than 700 children and their families.
"It is everything, building the desks, parents building the schools, breaking the rocks."
At Moxie, there are bake sales, merchandise, workers who run marathons, all for the Carson Glore school building project. Fargo Moorhead has come to embrace the movement.
You just don't help one person you help a whole community.
More trips are planned, more celebrations, thank yous and tears. But what a legacy this young boy has left. Taken too soon, but now his name his friend leaving a lasting,forever mark on a grateful people.
We want to do something great for a whole community.
The Carson Glore Foundation benefit will be held Monday night here in Fargo.
It will be held in the upstairs of the American legion downtown Fargo at the Legacy Ballroom.