Hernando Boys and Girls Club raises money to repair buses

- Kids with the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County are usually busy making friends and memories, but getting there isn't always easy.

Many of the kids who attend after-school programs at the Boys and Girls Club require transportation, but the club's buses are in desperate need of repairs.

"We're all about fun. It's the number one priority and without fun we don't feel that they're going to learn the proper tools that they need to be successful individuals in the future," said area director Brian McNamee. 

The Boys and Girls Club relies on three aging school buses that were donated from the county. Maintaining them is costly.

"The tires alone are $4,500 and then probably three to four thousand just to fix other odds and ends," said McNamee.

The community has stepped in to help, but more is needed.

"We've raised a little more than $8,000, but the list just goes on," said McNamee.

At the end of the day, repairing the buses results in helping the kids.

"Without the buses running properly we wouldn't be able to give the children in the community the resources that we are able to," said McNamee.

For information on how to help, visit www.gofundme.com/BGCHCSavetheBuses or http://bgchernando.org.

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