Choir president Cory Coyner, Jon Cooper and Performance Coordinator Abigail Simmons (l to r) with donation

Stephanie Green– Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The family of LRHS Jon Riley Cooper has received donations made by members of the LRHS community after losing everything in a devastating house fire.

LRHS choir director Rebekah Lester set up a fundraiser for the family.

The choir, teachers, staff, and parents of LRHS raised $1,825 in donations plus clothes, shoes, and backpacks for the family.  

“The money will be a big help while the house is being rebuilt,” Cooper  said. “We thank you for all the donations and support from friends, family, and neighbors. It’s hard accommodating to where we are living now, and it will be hard for a while but with everybody’s support it will make the transition smoother.”

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Cooper has a brother in Mona Jain Middle School and another brother in Gullett Elementary School. Both schools also set up donations for the family.

List of donors –

  • LRHS choir
  • LRHS teachers/staff
  • Mr. Coyner
  • Allie and Frank Dippold for Tyler Lakin
  • April Thompson
  • Stephanie Green and Linda Rojack
  • Talon Roberts
  • Diana Bess
  • Mr. Ringquist
  • Abigale Simmons
  • Several LRHS families with clothes/shoes/backpacks.