A Danbury High School teacher says comedian John Oliver has followed through on funding projects on the site Donors Chose. There were $25,000 worth of teacher requests on the crowdfunding site and Kathryn Tong says the High School’s Health & BioScience Academy students will all now have a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope for practice during distance learning as they prepare for clinical.
Last Week Tonight funded each of the projects on the site, adding the comment:
"Hats off to you! Please enjoy this John Oliver memorial donation and good luck with the new school year!"
Oliver offered to fund the projects, along with make donations to Connecticut Food Bank and ALS Connecticut in exchange for the City renaming the sewer plant after him.
Oliver bashed Danbury on an August 16th segment on racial disparities in jury selection that was actually focused on other areas of Connecticut. Mayor Mark Boughton responded with a joke on the sewer plant name, but Oliver upped the ante offering $55,000 in donations, and a sign, if it became a reality.
Boughton says he would accept Oliver’s challenge, if the comedian comes to Danbury when the ribbon is cut.