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Florida ‘Safe Haven’ Baby Graduates High School, Reunites With Firefighters Who Received Her 18 Years Ago

Eighteen years ago, when she was just one day old, a baby named Colleen was surrendered at a “Safe Haven” box in Clermont, Florida. Now, as she successfully graduates high school, Colleen is reuniting with the firefighters who were with her on that fateful day 18 years ago.

Jalen Hurts Donates $200,000 to Install New Air Conditioning Units in Philadelphia Schools

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has made a remarkable impact off the field with his recent donation to local Philadelphia schools. Hurts, 25, donated $200,000 to the School District of Philadelphia for the installation of 300 new air conditioning units, a gesture that is set to benefit over 5,000 students and their teachers.

Addressing a Critical Need

The donation addresses a critical issue within the district. According to Dr. Tony B. Watlington Sr., the superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, more than half of the schools in the district lack adequate air conditioning. This deficiency often forces schools to send students home early when temperatures rise above 86 to 90 degrees, negatively impacting student achievement. The installation of these air conditioning units will ensure a more comfortable and conducive learning environment.

“When the temperature climbs higher than 86 to 90 degrees, we too often have to let our kids go home early,” Watlington Sr. told Good Morning America (GMA). “And that really impacts student achievement.”

A Personal Connection

Hurts announced his generous donation during a visit to a Philadelphia school, reflecting on his own experiences as a student. “I think back to my time as a student, not being able to imagine some of the things that you guys have to go through,” Hurts said. “I just want to serve you guys and help in any way I can.”

Hurts’ commitment to the community goes beyond financial support; it is rooted in empathy and a genuine desire to make a difference. His actions exemplify how athletes can use their platforms to effect positive change.

Impact on Teachers and Students

The benefits of Hurts’ donation extend beyond the students. As Watlington Sr. noted, providing optimal teaching conditions also helps in retaining teachers. “It benefits teachers, as well, because when teachers have optimal teaching conditions, they’re more likely to return as teachers,” he explained. This ripple effect underscores the broad impact of creating a comfortable and stable learning environment.

The district has already begun installing the air conditioning units, and Watlington Sr. expects all 300 units to be in place by the beginning of the next school year. This timely intervention ensures that students and teachers will experience immediate improvements in their day-to-day educational environment.

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri is an outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure. She lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese in between capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras.

12-Year-Old Girl Dies by Suicide After Being Relentlessly Bullied and Harassed at School

After facing relentless bullying and harassment over the past school year, 12-year-old Flora Martinez ended her life on May 7. Now, her parents are demanding change from schools and administrators after the bullying persisted, even once she was gone.

One Year After 26-Year-Old Wife Dies of Cancer, Husband Finds Redeeming Love After Loss With Young Widow

After his wife Maddy died of cancer at just 26 years old, Chandler David Smith was left grieving an unimaginable loss and navigating what it looked like to be a single dad. In his grief, he found new and beautiful love with a young widow and mother of three.

Florida ‘Safe Haven’ Baby Graduates High School, Reunites With Firefighters Who Received Her 18 Years Ago

Eighteen years ago, when she was just one day old, a baby named Colleen was surrendered at a “Safe Haven” box in Clermont, Florida. Now, as she successfully graduates high school, Colleen is reuniting with the firefighters who were with her on that fateful day 18 years ago.