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

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

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.

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