Sitka brothers bake cookies to help Syrian refugee family

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SITKA, Alaska (AP) Three Sitka brothers baked cookies to help a Syrian refugee family arrive safely to Canada.

The Sitka Sentinel reports Blake, Dane and Nate LaPerriere were excited to learn this week that the family made it to Canada with the help of a $20,000 fundraiser that they contributed to.

The LaPerriere brothers heard about the needy family from their mother. Their aunt Allison Lawlor was part of the group that organized the fundraising efforts in Canada.

The brothers say they baked hundreds of chocolate chip cookies that they sold last year. The three were able to raise $1,000 in five days for the family.

The siblings say it felt good to know that they were able to help the family and make a difference.

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