Hurricane Helpers

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Fifth-graders at Bowling Green Elementary School raised more than $1,500 for MedShare through their “Hurricane Helpers” fundraiser to help those affected by the recent hurricanes.

According to its website, MedShare is a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and the planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world.  

Throughout the month of October, the fifth-graders asked students, staff and administrators to make a monetary donation and to color in paper cutouts of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The school’s Kiwanis Kids club collected the donations and cutouts from each classroom and pasted the images on large paper hearts that were displayed in the hallway outside the main office.  

The grand total of $1,514.90 will assist MedShare in distributing medical supplies and basic care items to those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. 

Bowling Green’s fifth-grade class would like to thank all families, students and faculty members who helped make this fundraiser a huge success.