Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
March 19, 2013 11:12 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — A letter that started, “No child should have to sleep on the floor ... there are dozens of children who are doing just that because they have no bed,” struck a chord with instructor Shawn Kendall and her computer class at the Knox County Career Center.


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The letter was from HopeNow, and (KCCC) adult computer education class decided to do something to help.

Kendall said she and her class were concerned by the thought of children sleeping without beds “right in our own backyard of Knox County.” They did something: On Monday the class presented representatives of HopeNow with a check for $815.52.

HopeNow vice president and board member Art Schad, board member Anita Anderson, Bob Ready, and Dick Anderson were at the career center for the presentation.

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