Thanks to teen who raised $10K to install community baby box, firefighters find healthy baby girl

A teen from Indiana is being praised after a parent left their newborn child in a baby drop-off box he raised money to install.

19-year-old Hunter Wart spent over a year mowing lawns and scrapping metal to raise $10,000 needed to purchase a Safe Haven Baby Box for the Seymour Fire Department for his senior project.

Then in June of 2019, the box was finally installed at the fire department. The boxes are designed to prevent abandonment of newborns.

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Then on January 23rd, 2020, they discovered a baby girl inside.

As expected, the alarm in the box made firefighters aware of the baby’s presence within just a minute of her arrival. She was estimated to be just one hour old.

They then provided care until an ambulance could shuttle her to a hospital.

The baby is slated to be in custody of state child services workers, according to officials.