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Pendleton students raise money for family who lost everything in house fire

Posted at 9:22 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 09:24:32-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Here's a shout out to some wonderful students in Pendleton.

RTV6 told you about a family who lost everything this week in a house fire, and it was mostly due to confusion about who was supposed to respond to the call in an unincorporated area.

READ | House fire raises concerns about emergency response times in unincorporated area near Pendleton |

While adults try to hash out that problem, students at Pendleton Heights High School stepped up to help that family.

Students collected donations for the family during one of the school's basketball games this week. And they got to see the fruits of their labor when Steve Simons, who escaped the burning home with his wife and two kids, thanked the crowd at halftime of the game.