L.B. Morris students raise funds for Haiti relief
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured with Sharon Kendig, American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley representative; and L.B. Morris 4th grade teacher Wesley Holmes are the top student fundraisers from each grade. They are, left to right : Edward Numrich, 1st grade; Zoe Satterwaite, 3rd grade; Emelyn Shirley, 4th grade; Emily Leifholt, 6th grade; Miranda Antiga, 5th grade; and Autumn Kratzer, 2nd grade.
Students from Kindergarten through sixth-grade at the L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe became interested in helping those in earthquake-damaged Haiti. They raised money in their individual homerooms over the course of about a month and a half.
Donated school supplies such as markers and pens were made available in each room and purchased by the students on a daily basis.
The profits from these sales totaled $830 and it was decided that all of these funds should go to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief.
A check in that amount, was presented by the students to American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley representative Sharon Kendig.
The American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund will aid the people of Haiti which was struck by a powerful earthquake on January 12.
The earthquake and its aftershocks killed an estimated 220,000 people and left over 1.3 million people homeless.
The Red Cross has reached more than 1.9 million people with food, water, relief supplies, medical services, sanitation, and shelter.
Anyone desiring more information on the American Red Cross relief efforts can go to their Web site at www.redcrosslv.org.