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Richland Family raises money for Second Harvest

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Donna and Lou Koussa are in the process of building their new home off of Badger Mountain, so to pay forward all their blessings they decided to do something for the community.

They sent out invites to friends, family neighbors and complete strangers to come and help them bless their home, by writing encouraging words and prayers on their wooden beams in permanent marker before it would be sealed with sheet rock.

The family set up a soup kitchen  to remember the less fortunate during the holidays and took in donations for Second Harvest as well Coat's For Kids. KNDU was also there to help them collect donations.

Famous photographer John Clement was signing his new calendar he shot in Eastern Washington just for the good cause.

"I decided to help Second Harvest raise some money for their capital campaign to help them build a new building because they're busting at the seams at their present location. The calendar is $15.  $10 goes to Second Harvest, $3 to the rotary, $1 to Young Life and $3 to the cost of the calendar.

Second Harvest sold 41 calendars, making at least $600 and the Koussa's managed to raise at least 300 pounds of food.  If you wish to buy a calendar, contact Second Harvest.