Stories from the Storm | "Pennsylvania Kids Feed Rockport Hummingbirds" Text and Photos by Jeanette Larson

Ashley Long counts feeders to mail to Rockport

Marnie Long (l) and her mother, Mandy Long (r) 
When Marnie Long's brother and sister-in-law asked how to help Rockport after Harvey's devastation she suggested doing something for our hummingbirds. Their two children, ages nine and twelve, decided to make feeders and got the kids at the Summit School of the Poconos in Stroudsburg, PA involved. The students learned about the journey our hummingbirds make each year and the need for food in Rockport. The students made fifty feeders from recycled water bottles.

Marnie also received donations of gift cards and cash from students at Cassis Elementary School in Austin, TX. Funds were donated to Martha McLeod, a Fulton Learning Center teacher, to use with her science classes. Gift cards and other donations were used to provide cleaning supplies and hygiene products along with the hummingbird feeders. Marnie Long moved to Rockport from Point Venture, TX about a year ago and wants to show the kids in Austin and Stoudsburg how their donations helped Rockport.

Kelly Ramos needed new feeders
Elisecia Gonzales shows off her new feeder
Marnie Long will send local kids' book to Pennsylvania

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