Community reaps benefits
That particular blog is written by Ruston High School teacher and area resident Jill Murphy, who has spent the better half of the past year raising money so a well can be built for a village in Africa. One well costs $18,000, and that’s not exactly pocket change. Murphy knew she could give $10, $20 or a greater amount, but she wanted to contribute even more. Therefore, she grabbed her yellow backpack, some bottles of water and set to work.