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Caring Coins Project for the Philippines raises more than $1,280

Fairview Elementary Principal Kelly Thomas, from left, New Salem Principal Bryan Lynip, Piedmont High School Principal Dr. Jonathan Tyson, Piedmont Middle School Principal Dr. Anne Radke and Unionville Elementary Principal Sharyn VonCannon are pictured holding a check that their schools recently presented to the American Red Cross for $1,282.63.

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines was an exceptionally powerful storm that devastated portions of the Philippines on November 8th.

It was the deadliest storm on record. At least 5,759 people were killed and the cost and time to rebuild will be significant.

The infrastructure was so damaged that it was a monumental accomplishment to have electricity again in the most damaged areas before Christmas.

The schools in the Piedmont Cluster responded to the need by collecting coins for the American Red Cross relief effort in the Philippines.

For a week and a half students brought their coins into the schools to see what it would add up to. Well, it added up to a significant amount.

On December 5th principals from the Piedmont District handed a check to Sheila Crunkleton, Community Chapter Executive with the American Red Cross, in the amount of $1,282.63.

Piedmont District principals said they were grateful to the students and parents in the Piedmont Community who stepped forward for this outreach project to help in the relief effort.

Written by: Richard Wikfors, Fairview Elementary AIG teacher
Posted: Jan 09, 2014 by Deb Coates Bledsoe

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