Students lead fundraiser for hurricane victims

Valeria Moreno

Manilla envelopes and collection jars for the fundraiser

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, during all second hour classes, teachers will pass around a Manila envelope for one minute, asking for student donations to raise money for Hurricane Harvey victims. The effort is for a fundraising project called “A Miracle Minute.”

A Miracle Minute is put together by Valeria Moreno, ‘18, and Zoe Urany ‘21. The event is supported by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Conant faculty.

FCA Sponsor Matthew Myers said, “We participated in this fundraiser because we thought it is very important to help out our fellow men and women in tragic situations like this.”

He added, “We all have been in difficult situations in our lives, and we would hope that if we were ever in a situation like this, someone would be willing to help us out.”

They came up with the idea of giving money because they felt it would help victims more than clothes or shoes.

Moreno said, “I’m doing this fundraiser because I believe the worst problem right now is having all the funds for rebuilding. There are homeless people that need a place to live, and if we collect money we could be able to provide relief for them.”

They then worked to put the fundraiser together and spread information about it to the students and staff.

Urany said, “Valeria put together a slideshow, and we talked over the plan. I helped with spreading the word, and I picked out some inspirational quotes to put on the envelopes that teachers should read to their classes.”

The donated money will go to the Red Cross, which is currently helping victims in Texas.

Myers said, “We don’t have any specific monetary goals in mind, even a few dollars, generously donated, is a gift that can do some good.”

“My goal is that I hope all of the donations will directly help people who suffered great losses due to the hurricanes,” Urany added.

Allison Pariso

Allison is a senior and the news editor for the Crier. This is her third year on the staff. She is also involved in Speech Team, National Honor Society, and Student Council. In her free time, she likes to read, write, and watch Netflix.

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