Historic home tour benefits Ugandan village

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- Hundreds of people got a look inside some of Eau Claire’s historic homes thanks to a fundraiser put on by a local church.

The First Congregational UCC held its first ever Historic Home Tour in the Randall Park Neighborhood.

More than 100 people took tours and learned the history of four different homes.

The church says it is one of many fundraisers it does to support a small village in Uganda. Over the past four years the church has raised money to help teach members of the village new ways of farming and cooking. They have also been able to provide health education and life skills workshops to the members of the small community.

“When we visited the village it was eye opening to see how different their lifestyle and their expectations of life are. That’s why we want to support them to be a sustainable village in the future,” First Congregational UCC Director of Christian education Jill Christopherson said.

A group of church members will be going to visit the village in Uganda during a trip this August.

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