WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) – There’s some good news coming out of the flood-ravaged town of Waynesville in south-central Missouri.

Mayor Luge Hardman says it began when a group of 20 troubled teens from the Piney Ridge residential treatment center raised about $500 to attend Six Flags St. Louis.

After deadly flooding hit the area, they found a better use for the cash.

“They donated their money to our Good Samaritan here for our flood victims,” Hardman says.

When the mayor heard of the charitable gesture, she felt compelled to help the teenagers get to Six Flags.

That’s when social media came through.

“I put it on my Facebook page and within 20 minutes, I had three anonymous donors,” Hardman says.

The teens’ trip to Six Flags is set for August 20.


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