I am so proud of this school its leadership and teachers , not so many years ago ( almost 10 ) I was introduced to this eye opening situation
in the midst of a rich and prosperous city ( Las Vegas Nevada) in the greatest ,most generous country in the world !
I was witness to hungry children (attending school, mostly to get a meal )and devastated adults ( the parents ), Homeless, Hopeless and Destitute.
I Heard the stories of lice and dirt and Teachers having to shower and delice the children and provide clean cloths for them before they could attends school,
These same children returning to school the next day with dirty and old cloths , when questioned regarding the new cloths , they said that dad sold them.
I related this story to the brothers of my Lodge and our Shrine nobles and they reacted positively then and continue to this day providing ,money ,cloths Food and other needs to Whitney schools Children .
So maybe you can understand why I am so proud of the fact that a community can rally around these children and watch them learn
not only what the school teaches but more importantly , what the community Leaders like Bob Ellis and his Wife Sandy have taught them and us all , about generosity and good will !
I now wish we could do something about the other schools in las Vegas that are in the same condition , With the same high percentage of children homeless and destitute.
We may never completely accomplish this but it will not be because we did not try , thank you my brothers and this wonderful community !
There are really countless people , corporations and companies to thank , but one thing you can take to the bank , is that Whitey School Principle Sherrie Gahn and her wonderful team of teachers , volunteers and the children have made sure to send thanks and gratitude to all involved !
They have Left an indelible, Positive foot print in the history of Nevada!