Thursday, September 12, 2019

Teen honors our veterans

There's a veterans' retirement home in Washington, D.C.  It's called the Armed Forces Retirement Home, and last year disaster struck. Their bingo machine broke. It's like a small billboard with big number that light up so they're easy to read. Without it, many vets can't play, and the home couldn't afford a new one.

Then last June, 16-year-old Sarah Nordlinger found out about the problem and decided to raise money for a new machine. She started a GoFundMe page to raise $6,000 for a new machine and $2,000 for the home's community garden. In the first two months she raised about $1,700, but then the Washington Post did a story about it. After the story appeared, onations poured in, and at last count she's raised over $15,000.

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