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Twice blessed by Sen. Bill Nelson’s family

October 17, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

I should like to tell a story of a devoted friend of those in need around the world. Grace Nelson, wife of Sen. Bill Nelson, has aided people around the world with poverty and hunger. She helps:

- African nations that are victims of drought: Senegal, Mali, and Ethiopia

- Grace is also active with hunger in the USA - she is a partner in Farm Share (a program that helps Americans who are hungry). This program picks and harvests crops that would not normally be picked. Here in Florida, Grace has helped distribute nearly 300 million pounds of food.

- Grace Nelson works on women's issues in the Middle East, helping the women find markets for hand-made goods.

I for one am very proud of Florida's involvement through the activities of our U.S. senator's wife. She, too, proudly serves our state and our country.

Joan Patterson

Lehigh Acres



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