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Family service

Families serve and grow together through St. Cloud, Minn., church

Don't call the Benoit family next Saturday. They're probably busy — all seven of them. If you do catch up with them, chances are they'll be together, improving someone's life — and their own.

"Adopt-a-Room" at Place of Hope, St. Cloud, Minn., is the Benoits' latest project. For the next few Saturdays they will renovate a room, one of 70 being redone, for a person or family in transition.

Jul and Randy Benoit and their children — Ian, 12; Arielle, 10; Nicollette, 8; Anders, 6; and Colter, 3 — will all help. Even Colter will help clean, pick out the paint, build a loft, find the furnishings and make a home for someone they will never meet. This will be an extended family project since Jul's sister, Jil Mattson, asked to come on board.


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