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Students, Schools Step Up to Help Storm Victims
Area schools have come together after the April tornados to raise money for the victims who were devastated by the storms.
In addition to schools accepting donations, students have hosted lemonade stands in several communities. The money raised will be given to the Red Cross, and also to buy supplies for neighboring families left without homes.
Below are some of the many tornado relief fundraisers OTM schools and students have hosted:
• Crestline Elementary kindergartners Clark Stewart, Mary Hollins Black and Maggie Robinson joined in relief efforts one weekend, raising more than $95 selling lemonade and cookies.
Crestline Elementary students Evelyn Stutts, Forrest Ann Watson, Taylor Morris and Tess and Sadie Patton raised $179 from their lemonade stand, which they presented to Crestline Elementary principal Laurie King.
Mary Hollins organized the lemonade stand located on Spring Street in Crestline, and she bought supplies like food, clothing, toothbrushes and treats for the students without homes because of the April 27 tornados.
• Several elementary students from Vestavia Hills Elementary West hosted a lemonade stand at the Western Supermarket, raising $850 in two hours. They sold lemonade and Kool Aid with baked goods, as well as popcorn donated by The Rave Theatre. The money will be given to the Red Cross for the tornado relief effort.
• Hoover’s Bumpus Middle School football teams and the Bumpus Student Council Association sponsored a dance May 13 to raise money for tornado victims. The dance was held in the school’s two gyms during a special assembly period. Students donated at least $3 each to attend. The total amount raised was $2,416.39 with all proceeds going to storm victims.
– Compiled by Matthew Terwilliger, Journal intern
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