While Gov. Sarah Palin has taken heat from political foes over the state's handling of appeals from Western Alaska that the region is suffering a fuel and food crisis, count 28-year-old Russian Mission resident Jojo Changsak as a fan.
"It felt like someone actually cared about our small villages," Changsak said after Palin visited the Yukon River community of 330 people Friday alongside evangelist Franklin Graham.
Graham's international Christian relief group, Samaritan's Purse, planned to deliver 44-pound boxes of food to every household in the village. It's part of an aid effort, announced this week, that's expected to send more than 40,000 pounds of donations to hard-hit Alaska communities.
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