ST. PAUL, MINN. February 25, 2010 – In times of crisis, Americans have always been more than willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Now, a Twin Cities wedding service company and its artists are stepping up to the plate to bat for Haiti relief.
Bellagala is a local company based in Saint Paul that provides fourteen different wedding services all under one roof. Bellagala is a bride’s convenient one-stop-shop for everything wedding. After hearing of the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, Bellagala artists and employees wanted to help ease the suffering of thousands of Haitians. Artists are donating their time and talent to couples that are planning their weddings.
Bellagala is partnering with Kids Against Hunger, a charitable organization with its headquarters in New Hope that packs and sends full meals to countries in need. Kids Against Hunger Minneapolis has sent more than 800,000 meals to Haiti to date, including a shipment in January, shortly before the earthquake hit. The next shipment of meals is scheduled to depart from the Twin Cities in April, and the number of meals they are able to send is contingent upon the donations Kids Against Hunger receives. This upcoming shipment is different than any other in a very unique way. After the meals have been distributed, the shipping container will remain in Haiti to provide shelter for families in need.
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You may remember Leah Bogen and Will Nicholson, the Maple Grove couple that donated the money they would have spent on their reception dinner to Haiti. Now, Bellagala is calling for other brides and grooms to dare to do the same. If you are an engaged couple interested in lending a helping hand to those suffering in Haiti, consider booking your services through Bellagala. You will have the option of booking a Bellagala artist who is willing to donate his/her time and talent. What better wedding gift than knowing you made a difference in the world?
Bellagala is located at 235 East 6th St. Suite 300B in St. Paul and can be reached at (651) 227-1202. On Facebook: Bellagala or Twitter: @Bellagala. Check out www.bellagala.com or www.kidsagainsthunger.org.