Ben Cardelli’s Cabin Build

Ben Cardelli, Goodland, Minnesota, is always going out of his way to help others no matter what his own situation happens to be. He volunteers in his community, volunteer firefighter, an active advocate for the BWCA (Boundary Waters Canoe Area). Helping his neighbors, church, and family. Over the past couple of years he has had several medical issues from both his hard working, as well as poor healthcare he previously received before finding doctors that are starting to turn things around.

On top of that the family Cabin he has lived in is worn in. For Ben, this is where home is, close to nature, friends, and family. He had started building the new Cabin last year but due to limited funding, health issues, and medical bills progress has been slow.

We would like to raise enough to complete the Cabin and clean up the property for him, and clear any remaining medical bills. His kids have helped fund where possible to get the foundation laid and roof partially built. Let’s get this built so he can rest and enjoy his grand kids when he is not busy helping to make the communities he serves a better place.

Any extra proceeds would be donated to community organizations and charities that support the Goodland Township and the Boundry Waters Canoe Area.

About the Author:
Paul Cardelli, Ben’s oldest son who hails from Kennewick Washington. has funded portions of the construction so far. Money received will be managed and tracked to insure the greatest impact to complete the Cabin and to pass the remaining funds on to support other organizations.

Picture of Ben with one of his grand kids.
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Paul Cardelli 
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