Your organization could benefit from fruit sale

Pastor Ed Wheatley holds a sack of citrus from a fruit ranch near Brownsville, TX, that is being sold by Vermilion River Camp. (Photo by Jennifer Mevissen)

Two tons out of 10,000 pounds of fruit is being sold to raise funds for the Vermilion River Camp, a Christian Minnesota non-profit organization.

The fresh oranges and grapefruit are being supplied by Bruce Carlson, former Forest Lake City Council member from his 40-acre orchard in Texas.

All fruit is picked fresh by volunteers, rushed back to Minnesota and sold for $1 a pound. All profits are used to support the ministries of VRC, which includes a transitional housing facility located on North Shore Trail in Forest Lake.

Does your non-profit organization need some funds this year? You could sell a ton of fruit and keep 20 percent of every dollar sold. VRC has 5 pound bags of oranges and grapefruits ready for immediate delivery.

That means you make $1 for every $5 bag of fruit sold. Your church, scout troop or school group can take the orders and the fruit will be delivered to you.

The oranges and grapefruit can be picked up at Tim’s Country Cupboard in Stacy, Wyoming State Bank, the Nesting Grounds, and Kennedy Transmission in Forest Lake.

For more information on buying fruit to support the drive, call 651-462-5060 or visit one of the several churches that has a stockpile of citrus during their regular weekly hours.