Kids surpass fundraising goal, in lieu of presents

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - KPLC first brought you the story December 11 about three fourth graders with December birthdays. But instead of birthday presents, the kids asked classmates to bring $10 each to help build a freshwater well in a developing country.

Originally the children hoped to raise $400 to donate to Samaritan's Purse for their Freshwater Well program.

Well, the children raised more than double that amount. They raised $1,000 which was enough  money to purchase two freshwater wells, in addition to two goats, one lamb and a few baby chicks for families in need.

For more information on Samaritan's Purse and the Freshwater wells: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/donation-items/freshwater-wells/

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