Students Open Hearts and Wallets to Help Disaster Victims

Fri, 12/12/2008 - 2:12pm
By: The Citizen

Students Open Hearts and Wallets to Help Disaster Victims

It only takes the efforts of a few to change the lives of many and three students at McIntosh High have worked hard to do just that.

Morgan Ennis, Nathan Baca and Felicia Hoyt were well aware that this was one of the most active hurricane seasons on record with hurricane Paloma forming as late as November 7 and causing major destruction on the Cayman Islands and Cuba.

The unusually high number of destructive hurricanes, five in all, resulted in the depletion of the American Red Cross’ Disaster Relief Fund, which provides help to people in disaster areas immediately after destruction. To replenish the fund, the organization established a $100 million campaign.

The students wasted no time in helping the American Red Cross by organizing a two-day fundraiser last month that netted $500.

“It’s amazing that these students were able to raise that much money in such a short period of time. Our students are very in tune with what is going on in the world and they are always very generous when it comes to helping others. I am very proud of them and what they accomplished,” says former principal Tracie Fleming.

A representative from the American Red Cross recently visited the school at which time the students formally made the monetary presentation.

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