When the Harmony Heights boarding and day school caught fire in the early hours of Monday, May 15, families and supporters of Therapy School sprang into action.

The school has been in operation for nearly 50 years and aims to educate students suffering from depression, eating disorders, self-harming behavior and more.

“Harmony has always existed in my family and with me and countless other families like ours,” wrote Laura Neville, parent of a former Harmony Heights student and creator of a GoFundMe to help support the school in times of need .

“Now is the time for all of America to stand up for Harmony and show your support.”

Pupils have had to switch to distance learning as the fire destroyed part of the East Norwich school.

Neville wrote in the fundraiser that while Harmony Heights has insurance, it will not cover the many events scheduled for the coming weeks, such as final exams, Regents exams and graduation ceremonies.

“I know that I speak for many other parents and students whose lives are better because of Harmony,” she said, adding, “While I know they will come through better and stronger than ever before.” But I know it means a lot to them to have the community they’ve served for 49 years.”

In its first two days, the fundraiser raised $3,805 to support the school, which may come as no surprise to some—according to a recent Facebook comment about the fire in Harmony Heights, it appears to have been rewarded for providing safe It is a paradise for students who are respected as places.

“Without Harmony Heights, I wouldn’t be here today!” wrote former student Lori Danoff Poulos.

Jane Lon echoed the sentiment, writing: “Best thing that happened to me.”

To donate to GoFundMe, click here.

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