Local boy scout troop closer to raising money for school in Nepa - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Local boy scout troop closer to raising money for school in Nepal

Source: KAUZ Source: KAUZ
WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

Nepal continues to rebuild from the destruction a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated the country.
Last month we brought you the story of a Wichita Falls local on the ground in Nepal helping with aid, and his former boy scout troop contributing to the cause.
Some kids in Nepal are still without a school.
That is one reason why Eagle Scout Harrison Gibson is helping in the country.
    "We spent this past week finalizing contracts, outlining our construction plan with the contractors, government and with the school," Harrison Gibson said. "Next week we will continue to order supplies and prep the site for construction so that we are ready to roll building our classrooms on October 15th."
Gibson arrived four weeks before the devastation to backpack, but found himself having to help.
It was something that did not surprise his dad.
    "What Harrison is doing kind of embodies what scouts and the church teaches," Charlie Gibson, Harrison's father, said. "He's a living example of the way we should be."
When Harrison Gibson came back to the states, he told his former troop his story.
When we talked with members in August, they said it left them wanting to do more.
    "I feel that as more fortunate people, we have to help," Nathaniel Simmons, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, said. "It's an obligation to help somebody who is less fortunate than us."
    "Your doing a good turn daily and it's not just one day that your helping," Colby Porter, Patrol Leader, said. "Your helping over many days, years and over multiple generations of the people in Nepal."
The boy scout troop's goal is to raise $27,000 towards that school.
Currently $17,000 has been brought in.
Harrison Gibson has a message for everyone back home in Texoma.
    "Couldn't have done it without everyone's help from back home," Harrison Gibson said. "So thank you so much for the donations."
Charlie Gibson said his son participated in getting medicine, food shelter and clothing to locals of Nepal.
If you would like to donate, click here.
You can also donate to University Methodist Church.
All the money goes towards the school.

Copyright 2016 KAUZ News All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

    Emoluments suit vs. Trump now personal as well as official

    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:45 AM EST2018-02-24 05:45:34 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:08 AM EST2018-02-24 14:08:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 20, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Feb. 23, expanded their lawsuit accusing Trump of accept...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 20, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia on Feb. 23, expanded their lawsuit accusing Trump of accept...

    AGs of Maryland, DC expand emoluments lawsuit against Trump, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman.

    AGs of Maryland, DC expand emoluments lawsuit against Trump, suing him not only as president but in his personal capacity as a businessman.

  • Trump talks new gun measures, gun owners talk 'betrayal'

    Trump talks new gun measures, gun owners talk 'betrayal'

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-24 06:15:31 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:08 AM EST2018-02-24 14:08:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump could face a backlash from gun rig...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump could face a backlash from gun rig...
    President Donald Trump could face a backlash from gun rights advocates by voicing support for gun control measures.
    President Donald Trump could face a backlash from gun rights advocates by voicing support for gun control measures.
  • Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

    Latest Mueller indictment spells trouble for bankers, too

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:05 AM EST2018-02-24 06:05:06 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:08 AM EST2018-02-24 14:08:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives at federal court in Washington. Recently unsealed criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman could ...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File). FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives at federal court in Washington. Recently unsealed criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s ex-campaign chairman could ...
    Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions.
    Recently filed federal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman could also pose legal and regulatory risks for the banks that loaned him millions.
Powered by Frankly