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Students raise enough money to help a family with a home

Published: Jan. 10, 2021 at 10:42 AM EST
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ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - (1/10/21) - Students at a Grand Rapids-area high school have raised enough money to help a family acquire a home.

Forest Hills Central in Ada Township raised $21,000 - more than double its goal - to help families with gifts at Christmas. The balance will be used by Family Promise of Grand Rapids to help a family with housing.

Family Promise purchases and renovates affordable homes. After a year, a family gets to keep the home.

Forest Hills Central principal Steve Passinault says the pandemic has given students an “opportunity to reflect on what is most important.”

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