Students open HALO House

Posted Monday, Mar. 03, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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The HALO House (Helping and Loving Others) is the result of a community service project organized by teachers and students at Mary Orr Intermediate School. The mission of the HALO House is to provide food and clothing for students on campus who are in need.

“We’re helping people to get a better life and start fresh,” said fifth-grader Alexa Burr.

The HALO House is stocked with food, water, clothing and other household items. Students began gathering donations and preparing the facility in November. The school counselor and administrators have developed an identification process that protects the anonymity of students who will access the HALO House. Students and their families will have the opportunity to privately collect items.

On Feb. 28, Mayor David Cook and Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Lindsey made the opening of the HALO House official with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Now that the HALO House is open, students have begun focusing efforts on increasing donations by requesting support from neighboring schools, such as Mansfield High School. If you are interested in making a donation, contact the school at (817) 299-5820, or drop items off at the front office, located at 2900 E. Broad St.

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