Young students raise money for hurricane victims

Belmont students

In Gaston County, a group of Belmont Central Elementary School students asked their principal, Sara Moore, if they could ask for donations for two weeks to help fund the Red Cross response to Hurricane Irene.

So the four girls – Gracie and Maggie Gibbons and Gracie and Sophie Smith – went to work. With Ms. Moore’s help, there were announcements over the school intercom, posters hung and a Red Cross table displayed at the PTO meeting.

The school also offered the class that collected the most funds a pizza party by asking Johnny B’s to donate pizzas. And the principal agreed to allow the class at each grade level that collected the most to have a Hat Day at school.

The school raised $1,000.52!

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