Palisade nursing home raises funds for Houston

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PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A nursing home in Palisade is hoping to help its five sister facilities in Houston after Hurricane Harvey damaged their buildings and took the life of one of their nurses.

“That was really heart breaking, these people go above and beyond to care for other people, and it really brings things into perspective because they have families of their own,” Teejay Johnson, Palisade Living Center, said.

“So we just kind of as a team were sitting together and [thought], what can we do to help? So we knew that the farmers market was coming up,” Caleb Ferganchick, Palisade Living Center, said.

So the team went to the Palisade Farmer’s market. Their spot was free of charge from the City of Palisade and a dunk tank was donated by Bananas Fun Park.

“So I think it’s a really cool testament of what local businesses and communities can do in a small corner of the world to affect another part,” Ferganchick, said.

They sold pies in the face for Johnson and a chance to dunk Ferganchick for $5. They have also set up a Go Fund Me. To donate, follow the link on the side of the article.



 
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