Minnesota has one of the highest rates of volunteerism in the nation (sorry Tennessee, you’re actually 38th), a fact that helps the following story make a bit more sense. The St. Cloud Times reports on a six-person church group getting together after the Haiti earthquake and deciding to do something. The result: they raised $64,000 to buy food, then organized 3,000 volunteers to pack an astounding 800,000 meals for Haitians in need. It’s a heck of a tale.

Pictured: U.S. Army soldiers bundle ready-to-eat meals for distribution in Haiti.

Image source: Flickr member The U.S. Army under Creative Commons

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