H.O.P.E. For Columbine
Thanks to the generosity of so many people, and the hard work of volunteers, we succeeded in just a few short months! Special thanks go to three people, Lynn Bruning, Rita Kahn, and Marlene Cassini, who handled the overall coordination, public relations, fundraising and fund management.
A dedicated construction team managed to tear out the floor of the library and replace it with a beautiful atrium in record time. Columbine High's cafeteria now is two stories high, not one, and they're treated to a beautiful ceiling with a huge mural and hanging "clouds."
The new library construction will begin later this year.
A few people have suggested that the library should not have been removed, that its removal was somehow a victory for the two killers of our children. Not so. The way that we and the community pulled together was clearly a victory over the hatred of the killers.
You can visit HOPE's web site at (www.hopecolumbine.org.)