Lebanon Reporter

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May 29, 2013

LHS among leaders in country for Thirst Project fundraising

Lebanon — Fundraising efforts by a group of Lebanon High School students will pay for a new fresh-water well to be built for people in need, and it has also landed LHS in the top five schools in the country for funds raised for The Thirst Project.

The Thirst Project is a not-for-profit organization that aims to build fresh-water wells in developing countries. It is a project that LHS seniors Kate O’Rourke and Cameron Hudson took on this year, with a goal to raise $6,000 for one well. And through some creativity and hard work, they surpassed that goal, raising $8,115.50. They donated their first chunk of money — a $7,500 check — Tuesday morning at the school.

“We didn’t really expect anything to come from it,” O’Rourke said. “But we far surpassed our goal.” The well will be built in either Africa or India.

The Thirst Project founder, Seth Maxwell, has spoken at LHS for the last three years. But this year, LHS Principal Kevin O’Rourke really pushed for a committee to be formed to tackle the fundraising efforts. The two seniors took the responsibility to lead the committee and recruited help from several other school organizations.


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