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Iowa Teacher Built Thousands of Desks for Students During Virtual Learning

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Donations kept pouring into his accounts after he posted about his project on Facebook. The community donated a table saw, sanders, and a $500 gift card to Home Depot!

Local businesses, lumberyards, and residents supplied tools to contribute to the mission.As of June 18, 2022, Evans and his team of over 50 volunteers have constructed 2,149 desks.

They initially hoped to build 2,020 (representing the year) and surpassed their goal by over 100 desks! Evans even launched a community build day at Ankeny Christian Church, where volunteers constructed 100 desks.Each desk costs around $20-25 to build, and the team works on them in Evans’ garage or a storage unit.

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