A $20,000 gift from an Iowa couple helped 11 residents graduate from the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Bethany Lutheran Church, Iowa Falls.
The donation, the first of its size, will fund the class for several years.
The class is sponsored by Barnabas Uplift, which assists local, faith and community-based organizations build individual, family and community self-sufficiency ("Paving the way out of poverty," February 2006).
Barnabas Uplift recently received about $480,000 in federal money to fund classes in two urban and five rural areas.
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