Kurn Hattin children raise funds for Harvey victims

The students at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children raised money for the Hull-Daisetta Independent School District after learning how flood damage from Hurricane Harvey affected the education of their peers in Texas. Photo provided

WESTMINSTER, Vt. – After hearing that the Hull-Daisetta Independent School District in Texas had been flooded by Hurricane Harvey, the Kurn Hattin middle schoolers knew that they had to do something to help the children there. It has been a difficult time at the Hull-Daisetta ISD because of flooding. The elementary students are attending school in a temporary location until clean up and rebuilding can be completed.

To help, the Kurn Hattin children organized a bake sale to raise money for relief efforts, asking staff to donate ingredients and bake delicious treats to sell. The Kurn Hattin students raised a total of $404 from their fundraiser. The money will be sent this week to Texas to contribute to the costs of repairing damage done to the Hull-Daisetta Elementary Library.

The Kurn Hattin children felt strongly that they had to take action to help their peers in Texas, taking to heart the core values of Kurn Hattin Homes: hope, compassion, sense of worth, perseverance, and nurturance. Hull-Daisetta Administrator Erin Stephens said that just knowing there were groups of people who wanted to help truly makes all the difference.

A place of hope since 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children provides a safe home and quality education for boys and girls, ages 5-15, whose families are experiencing a time of personal or financial need. Kurn Hattin Homes is almost entirely funded by private donations. For more information, visit www.kurnhattin.org.

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