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Student Volunteers Help Local Bird Sanctuary

LAS VEGAS-- Last March, Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary in northwest Las Vegas suffered a devastating fire that killed hundreds of birds. On Tuesday, they received a special gift.Since the fire, many of the surviving birds have been housed in offices and storage rooms. Desert Pines High School students wanted to help, so they built an aviary in their construction lab. The teens then raised funds to transport it to the sanctuary since the cost was too high for the school district pay for it.

Gilcrease Executive Director Barbara Price was thrilled the students were able visit the sanctuary and finish their project. "If you got a school, a community, and a nature center all working together, it's people helping people, helping animals, and you don't get any better than that," she said.

The birds will move into their new home by the end of the week. Special heating systems will be installed in the sanctuary before they move.

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