Saturday, July 2, 2016

Poor children in Texas get swimming pools

Someone recently posted a picture on Facebook of low-income children in San Antonio, Texas, using the back of a pick-up truck as a swimming pool. Several comments mocked the children in the photo. Todd Arredondo (shown here) didn't feel the children should have to swim in the bed of a pick-up to avoid the hot Texas sun, so he used his own money to buy the family a new, inflatable pool.

After seeing how happy the children were with their pool, he used Facebook and GoFundMe to raise $8,000 so far for a campaign called "Pools for Kids." He's dedicated three weeks of his vacation to the project. First he was helping five families, and now he's helping 24. He wants to buy "as many pools as possible" for needy families on the west side of San Antonio.

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