Thunder Mountain Elementary kids donate fundraised money to family who lost their home in a fire

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 5:33 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - A fire that broke out at a home near Thunder Mountain Empathy may have had the unexpected side effect of teaching kids about empathy. The school had organized a 5K color run intended to raise money for a playground, but the kids decided to instead donate more than $1,900 to the family who lost their home. The financial gift was presented on Thursday, and the family also benefitted from a fundraiser started by Bank of the West.

The family also received a $500 gift card from Wal-Mart.

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