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‘Positively Pewaukee:’ Lake Country families look out for one another

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PEWAUKEE -- In times of crisis, we often rely on those closest to us, but sometimes, it's strangers who bring us unexpected comfort.

"I think we should take this time to reflect," Allie Stark said.

Allie Stark 

In a quiet lakefront park, save for a freight train rolling through, Allie Stark took time to reflect.

"I grew up with a single mother, and I know that she struggled," Stark said.

On Sunday, Stark took to the Lake Country Curbside Restaurants Facebook page.

"If anybody needs any food bought for them, or dinner please let me know, no judgement," she wrote.

Soon her inbox had new messages.

"We got four families fed," she said.

At various restaurants across Lake Country -- those families had pre-paid meals waiting -- courtesy of Stark.

"Nobody is exempt from this and we're all in it together," she said.

Elaine Kroening

Meanwhile, Elaine Kroening may not have all the answers -- but she does have one.

"I think people need something symbolizing that we're all in this together," Kroening said.

The executive director of Positively Pewaukee has launched an apparel fundraiser -- with all proceeds benefitting Pewaukee families in crisis.

"We've just got awesome people that care about each other," Kroening said.

Positively Pewaukee Fundraiser

Despite it being a time when we can't shake hands or comfort one another in person, there are still ways to help.

"I have not a doubt in my mind we'll get through this, and I'm really excited to see what the future holds," she said.

The Positively Pewaukee apparel fundraiser closes on Sunday, April 5 at 11:59 p.m. To participate in, or donate to the fundraiser, CLICK HERE.

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