Support Minnehaha Academy after building explosion and collapse

MINNEAPOLIS - On Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 a building exploded and collapsed at Minnehaha Academy.  According to officials the explosion was caused by a gas leak while contractors were moving a gas meter.

Ruth Berg, 47, a receptionist, and John Carlson, an 82-year-old custodian at Minnehaha Academy, were killed in the gas explosion. Several others were injured, one seriously.

You can support Minnehaha Academy and those affected in this time of crisis by donating to the Give 11 Minnehaha Academy Fund. 

KARE 11 Give 11 Initiative

KARE 11 is proud to serve a community that has long been recognized for its commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism. The station’s Give 11 Initiative is designed to make it easy for KARE 11 viewers to come together and financially support non-profit organizations that are responding to some of the most urgent needs facing our local, national and/or global community.

What happens when you make your donation?

Funds donated to Give 11 campaigns are collected and distributed by the Minnesota Community Foundation.  Funds donated will be donated from the Minnesota Community Foundation to the non-profit organization you have chosen to support.

About Minnesota Community Foundation

Founded in 1949, Minnesota Community Foundation is an innovative leader in philanthropy. Recent creative ventures include and the Minnesota Idea Open. The Foundation helps Minnesota donors support the causes and communities that matter most to them. Learn more at

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