Hardin-Jefferson students receive Thanksgiving lunch from strangers hundreds of miles away

Hardin-Jefferson students receive Thanksgiving lunch from strangers hundreds of miles away

SOUR LAKE - Many students at Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District were hit hard by Harvey, but they are now grateful to strangers from hundreds of miles away.

"It's amazing that they came together just for us," says Mason Wheeler, senior at Hardin-Jefferson High School.

"We lost almost everything so it's wonderful that they came together for us," Wheeler says.

Mashed potatoes, green beans, mac and cheese, and even turkey was served to students Thursday afternoon.

"Harvey has taken a toll on the community, so it feels good to see us come together," Wheeler says. 

But it's not just any meal,  students at Unionville high school in Pennsylvania raised over $50,000 to make this Thanksgiving feast, and even more giving possible.

"They have adopted us and sent out a lot of supplies," Assistant principal Tyree Saunders says.

It's a good lunch bringing smiles to some who have lost it all.

"It brings joy seeing so many people helping us out," says Haley Boone, Student at Hardin-Jefferson.

This gesture is living proof that generosity has no boundary 

"I thank you a million times," Wheeler says.

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