Hundreds of Cambodian villagers welcomed the arrival of a new school Wednesday, a gift from an American teenager who raised $52,000 after reading about the hardships of growing up in Cambodia.” (AP via MSNBC)
Thanks to GNN member JenX, whose DailyMitzvahBlog is highlighting one good deed each day for an entire year. She said in her post about the teenager and the school:
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