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Ann Thomasson, Fargo, Published June 29 2013

Letter: Death of young child horrible double whammy

The Andrew J. Sandstrom family needs our prayers and support. Families with children are the foundation of our society. This family is grieving for the loss of little Christiana and now are faced with possibly losing their father also if he has to go to jail. What a horrible double whammy for charges to be brought against this man for a terrible tragedy.

These children need their father and their mother now more than ever.

The sanitation problem at their home is the responsibility of the apartment building owner. There is no excuse for not having working toilets in rental properties. It is time for the community to come to their aid with volunteers.

It is also time for the right-to-lifers to step up to the plate and support families who are raising young children. It would be great to see this family in a Habitat for Humanity house with a backyard for the children to play in.

Often we donate to charities around the world and don’t see the needs in our own cities. Now that there is an urgent need right in front of us, will we help or look the other way?