(The Shreveport Times) It has been eight years since Airline High School junior Katy Watkins and two other classmates were killed in an automobile accident on their way to a football game. Two houses have been built in Bossier City, Louisiana, at the corner of Youree and Nina for veterans through the Katy Build project, an arm of the Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana and Asbury United Methodist Church. During a recent Airline pep rally, the student council presented a check for $3,500 to Watkins’ parents and the Fuller Center to go toward building a third house on Katy’s Corner. Not only did students raise the money, but there are also plans for them to help build the next house in memory of their fellow Vikings. Read the complete article in the Shreveport Times.
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This post was written by Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.
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