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By Andi Bourne

Reaching out to kids in need


January 17, 2019

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Owner of Cory's Valley Market Cory Thompson poses with the Loesch family in front of about half the order for the Watson Children's Shelter. (L-R): Thompson, Arik, Jean, Nevaeh, Aubri, Allie, Perry, Alysa, Alex, Gordon and Darrin.

SEELEY LAKE – The Loesch family was sad to read the Christmas wish list for children at the Watson Children's Shelter in Missoula.

"They weren't asking for toys," said mother Jean Loesch. "They were asking for simple things that we take for granted."

The family decided they wanted to help. They raised $750 and will be delivering diapers, wipes, pull-ups, diaper rash cream, fruit snacks and goldfish next week to the shelter.

Jean and Gordon Loesch became foster parents in 2013. Since then, they have taken care of about 40 foster children and adopted six of them.

In December 2017, they adop...

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