Wauwatosa non-profit awarded huge check

Posted at 6:02 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 10:43:14-04

WAUWATOSA -- Leaders of a local non-profit that help families in distress are surprised with a huge check.

"I'm going to cry, we are honored for our community to offer $1,000!" exclaimed Diane Terry, with Tosa Greek Fest and Saints Constantine and Helene Greek Orthodox Church.

The check was handed over to leaders with Love + Lift. The non-profit has helped families who have survived fires, are refugees and are battling cancer.

Tracy Broekman shared how volunteers helped prepare dinners for her family for four months after her premature baby passed away.

"What does that meal mean to you? asked reporter Julia Fello. "It means I don't have to go to the grocery store I don't have to put anything together when I'm tired and sad," explained Broekman.

The surprise $1,000 check presented at Saints Helene and Constantine Greek Orthodox Church stunned Nicole Stickler, Vice President of Love + Lift, joking, "I can't even begin to tell you how many families this could help."

Donation jars will still be out at Tosa Greek Fest the begins at 4 p.m. Friday, June 8.

To learn more about Love + Lift along with the cookbook they are selling to raise money, click here.

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