Codington Students Raise Money for the Philippines

Fourth grade students from Codington Elementary in Wilmington raise $1,372 for disaster relief in the Philippines.  The students presented the money to representatives from the Red Cross on December 20, 2013.  The students raised money through their “Read for Change” program.  During the program students got sponsors to donate $.01 or more for every minute that they read.rco_blog_img_codington

Fourth grader, Alma Carter raised the most money.   She was able to collect $185 from friends and family that supported her in the Read for Change program.

“I went to my neighbors and got them to help, got them to write down their names,” said Alma.

Two months after Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall in the Philippines, the global Red Cross network continues to distribute food, water, and life-saving services to people in need. Red Cross volunteers began helping within the first few hours of Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall, assembling relief kits for people affected by the storm.

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