Jefferson Students Make Donation for Hurricane Harvey Relief

September 20, 2017 – Students at Jefferson Elementary School rallied together and raised over $1100 to help support relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. The students gathered for a morning assembly this week and presented a specialty check to a representative from the American Red Cross.

The idea was first conceived by second grade teacher Betty Reeves. “It presented the idea to the students and the office and everyone liked it,” she said. “We asked the students to bring any change they had to donate, and we made it a little competition to see which classroom could raise the most. We only had about a week, so we were all really excited with the amount we were able to raise.”

Christian Vargas, a fourth grade student at Jefferson, was really inspired and earned $20 to donate to the cause. “I did all my chores, helped my mom and worked outside. I was happy to donate and wanted my class to win,” he said.

With the students’ hard work and generosity, the final total donated was $1,146.85, which was raised in little less than a week.

Christian Vargas (far left) sits with fellow students during assembly.

Student talks to media about Hurricane Harvey donation fundraiser.

Teacher Betty Reeves talks to the news media with two of her students.

Representative from American Red Cross thanking the students after check presentation.


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