Longview ISD school becomes ‘flagship’ for world charity
LONGVIEW, Texas — J.L. Everhart Elementary School and its students Friday became the first school in the world to join with an international organization dedicated to easing human suffering for amputees in developing countries.
“We want you to help them,” said Trevor Bergman, director of administrative operations of LIMBS International. “If they can walk, if they don’t have to use crutches, then they can have a new lease on life.”
Students at the Longview ISD campus will be raising money for LIMBS International, a nonprofit organization that provides low-cost, durable prosthetics.
“We are about to begin something huge here at J.L. Everhart,” Principal Kim Marshall told students. “We are going to be raising money for a program that is going to help people around the world be able to walk.”
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