Monday, December 9, 2013
$1,202.42 raised for American Red Cross for Typhoon Haiyan Relief
In early November, Typhoon Haiyan, the largest storm in recorded history, hit the Phillipines. Blythewood Middle school students and community were moved by scenes and reports of devastation and need. In an effort to join together and provide help, they decided to collect cash donations for the American Red Cross relief efforts. Students were given the opportunity to wear hats at school all day as a special treat if they made a donation of $2. Posters, signs, emails, and phone calls were made to make parents and the community aware of our one-day donation blitz. One week after the typhoon, dozens of Beta Club students held signs out in the cold car pool lines to collect spare change from cars. Students wore every size, shape, and color hat in support of the drive. We are pleased to announce that the Blythewood Middle School family raised $1,202.42 for the relief effort and presented the check to the American Red Cross.