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Karmel Wanzek, a member of the Paws4ward group, shows a few of the many purses that will be available for trade at the upcoming Purses for a Purpose event, which will help pay the cost of four service dogs for veterans. (Kari Lucin / The Sun)

Buy a purse, help a veteran: Purses for a Purpose to raise funds for service dogs for vets


People will get a chance to swap a purse for a designer upgrade while helping out veterans in need at the upcoming Purses for a Purpose event.

The group organizing the purse exchange event hopes to raise $50,000, which will help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries get service dogs that can help them.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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