Mt. Loafer El­e­men­tary helps Hur­ri­cane Har­vey vic­tims

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Lana Hiskey

SALEM - Mt. Loafer El­e­men­tary re­cently held a fundraiser for vic­tims of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey. The school des­ig­nated an of­fi­cial “Help­ing Hands for Har­vey Day” in which stu­dents and fac­ulty dressed as a “Texan” and were asked to do­nate $1 to schools dev­as­tated by the hur­ri­cane. Do­na­tions came fly­ing in and by the next morn­ing, Mt Loafer was able to send $1,567.13 to a school district in Texas.

Fourth graders at Mt. Loafer El­e­men­tary School have been learn­ing about what it means to be a good cit­i­zen and what they can do to be a good cit­i­zen of the United States. After dis­cussing how we should al­ways be kind, help­ful and in­volved in our com­mu­nity they came to the re­al­iza­tion that we can reach be­yond our com­mu­nity to be a good cit­i­zen.

With Hur­ri­cane Har­vey be­ing such a heart­break­ing dis­as­ter, the stu­dents wanted to reach out and help

fourth-graders in Texas be­cause many have lost all their school sup­plies and schools. After talk­ing to school prin­ci­pal Mrs. Black­hurst, they de­cided that we can help more than just fourth graders. They came to­gether as a school com­mu­nity to help all stu­dents.

Mt. Loafer el­e­men­tary school stu­dents “dressed like a Texan”and raised money to help Texas stu­dents whose schools were dam­aged in Hur­ri­cane Har­vey. The group sent over $1,500 to af­fected Texas schools.

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