On Saturday, we laughed our way towards new housing for two families in Rushford, Minnesota. I provided the program at a charity event called "Holy Hilari-Tea." Rushford area churches and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans put on this lovely high tea. In addition to ticket sales, there was a silent auction and other sale items to support a new Habitat for Humanity duplex being built in Rushford, which was devastated by flooding two years ago and is still struggling to bring families back to the area after so many homes were lost. The goal of the day was to raise $12,000.
The sell-out crowd of over 150 laughing people rocked the basement of the Rushford Lutheran Church. My husband, William, got these fabulous photos from the tea. Clearly, a good time was had by all. It proves that laughter can raise money as well as joy!
Below is a video of the group saying my original "Laughter Pledge." They are promising to continue their lives joyfully and contribute to world laughter. Yippee!