Sunday, July 08, 2012

Woman,91, Helps Stamp Out Tuberculosis

Reporter Candace Chase writes on Washington state's Spokane-Review website, "At 91, Polly Nikolaisen has found a way to help stamp out tuberculosis and help disabled children by working with canceled postage stamps while sitting in her easy chair at Buffalo Hill Terrace in Kalispell."

Chase goes on to pen, "Working through the Sons of Norway Fedraheimen Lodge No. 140, Nikolaisen and her friends sort, trim and weigh canceled stamps gathered from local businesses and individuals to send to a Norwegian institution called Tubfrim. The organization sells the stamps to collectors to raise money for tuberculosis research as well as to help disabled children."

According to the article, "Throughout Norway, private citizens along with embassies, consulates and Seamen’s Churches participate in the program. Outside the country, the United States makes the greatest contributions from people such as Nikolaisen participating through the Sons of Norway."

Shown above, Polly Nikolaisen with stamps she's collected.

To read the entire piece, click here.
Bookmark and Share
posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM