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Hillcrest Elementary Students Raise over $650 for ARC Hurricane Relief

Hillcrest Elementary Students  Raise over $650 for ARC Hurricane Relief

The Student Council at Hillcrest Elementary School raised over $650 in their Halloween Candygram fundraiser as part of their efforts to serve and help others. Hillcrest’s Exceptional Education Teacher, Britney Santos said, “The student council members chose to donate the money raised to the American Red Cross to help the victims of the recent hurricanes.”

Central Midwest Georgia Executive Director, Holly Winner, met with the students to share about the impact they were having on the current relief efforts still underway around the Southeast, mainly Southwest Louisiana from Hurricane Laura. “This Hurricane season has been unprecedented with the many back to back Hurricanes damaging the Gulf”, said Winner. “It’s so great to see kids with hearts for helping people! It’s never to early to develop a spirit of generosity.”

This season, The Red Cross has provided 1.2 million total overnight stays in emergency lodgings across multiple states, served more than 2.9 million meals and snacks, and distributed 343,900 relief items with the help of partners. The Red Cross has also provided 11,800 households with emergency financial assistance to help them replace essential items and begin to recover.

With the holiday season upon us, please consider supporting the American Red Cross’s holiday campaign: Give something that means something. Donations can be made at RedCross.org and will truly be a gift that impacts a life.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana. org, or visit us on Twitter at @Red-Cross.

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