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Community raises funds for nursing student who lost textbooks in fire

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TEMPLE, TX (KXXV) -

The Temple College Foundation is raising funds for an incoming nursing student who lost her home in a house fire on Aug. 15.

Alanna Powell's mother contacted the TCF to ask for help because her daughter lost all of her textbooks worth $1,200.

TCF was able to raise funds to replace her textbooks and online access codes needed for her school work. In addition, the foundation raised money for a scholarship fund that she can use for tuition or school supplies.

"This is a huge thing, getting into nursing school. We turn away 100 qualified applicants.For her to have made it into nursing school, big deal so then is to make sure they stay in school and finish getting that degree and certificate so they can go on into the world of work," Temple College Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Graham.

Powell who is expected to start nursing school on Monday is grateful for the support of the community.

"There are things that I can't ever get back but the fact that everybody has come together to replace things that can be replaced, it's just incredible. To do something like that to a family of complete strangers is the biggest gift anybody can give," Powell said.

If you want to help Powell during the school year, you can donate here and put in the comments fire victim. If not, you can write a check or call the Temple College Foundation to ask how to help.

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