To the editor:
During the week of July 21, five children and a supervisor painted my house at no charge to me. It was impossible for my son or me to do that job. The youngest was only 11. There were more than 100 children and they worked on 19 houses.
These children raised $400 each to come here and work. I couldn't have had better help. They were well behaved and worked hard for me. After they left on Aug. 1, there was an article in the Herald-Star ("Teens aid on mission.") I know of at least one house where they had permission to interview the children and photograph them. At least they were recognized.
We hear about it when teens get in trouble. The week they were here, we heard news about something that happened in Melbourne, Australia.
Why can't we recognize good things kids do for others. They are totally ignored. If one of these kids had caused trouble, we would still be hearing about it. Let the news media get its act together and report something good for a change.