Bartlesville high school students rally around classmate who lost his home in a fire
A group of Bartlesville students rally around a friend of theirs who has just lost his home to a fire.
The kids aren’t in school for the holidays, but they still spent Monday at school doing something good to help their friends.
âI couldn’t imagine what it would be like to lose everything,â said Blair Plummer, 16.
It all started when a student’s teacher contacted Joyce … Joyce got her club involved and it all snowballed from there.
âThey have a lot of siblings throughout the school system, so it’s not just in high school but in the Bartlesville school system,â said Joyce Yang, president of Interact Club.
Seven children lived in the house which burned down the family, everything was lost.
âHe’s in the debate class. I just want to make sure he gets the help he needs, and he can be okay with whatever is going on and I know he’s having a hard time, but I would rather spend my day off helping him so didn’t help him and hurt him more, “said Emily Perkins, 16.
Students feared Monday’s turnout might not be significant, but the community has proven it wrong.
“It’s been 10 minutes and we’ve already received so many donations,” said Parker Fielder, 14, “This family really needs it, and I’m so happy everyone can help.”
These students are the perfect example of what vacations can be; generosity, compassion and family.
If you would like to help: If anyone would like to help the family financially, all checks can be made payable to BHS Interact and sent to PO Box 2115, Bartlesville OK 74005.