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'I've gotten thousands of messages:' Dad builds desks for students who need them

TODAY logo TODAY 10/3/2020 Rachel Paula Abrahamson
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A big-hearted dad in Lemoore, California, wants every child in his community to have their own work station.

Mitchell Couch, a former carpenter and father of four, has assembled dozens of desks for low-income students who are struggling with remote learning amid the coronavirus epidemic.

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I have to tell you about some amazing people in our community. The owners of the local Grocery Outlet saw my diy desk video and asked me if i could make some desks for them. They wanted to donate them to the local schools for the kids who are in need because of distant learning. I didn't hesitate to help them out. They asked for 25 desks to start but the need was great so we upped it to 35!!! My wonderful wife helped me through the whole thing and even surprised me with four desks she made while I was at work. The owners wanted to keep it low key but I just have to let others know how much local business means to a community like ours. Thank you Karin and David for being wonderful people. #supportsmallbusiness #groceryoutlet

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