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ORCHARD HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASS HOLDS HURRICANE SANDY DRIVE

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Released 19 December 2012

Orchard Hill ClassORCHARD HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASS HOLDS HURRICANE SANDY DRIVE

Making a difference for Hurricane Sandy victims

SOUTH WINDSOR - Ms. Lea Donofrio’s Third Grade Class at Orchard Hill Elementary School will be helping Hurricane Sandy victims in a big way! This is because her class collected and presented to The Salvation Army’s Southern New England Division several boxes overflowing with hygiene products to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. An emphasis will be placed on getting these items to those who are homeless across Southern Connecticut as a result of the storm. Plans are already in progress for these items to be delivered and distributed through The Salvation Army’s operations located in impacted areas.

This drive came as a result of Ms. Donofrio’s class initially reading a story about victims of unfortunate circumstances in Asia. Such a discussion turned into one about past natural disasters in the United States. This led to a conversation about Hurricane Sandy and those impacted by it. Families who lost their homes as a result of this storm were mentioned with interest at length. Not before long, the class decided that they wanted to do something for these less fortunate individuals and families.

After a bit of brainstorming on how they could help, the class decided to collect hygiene products. Upon researching organizations involved in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, they came across The Salvation Army and found it could transport and distribute such items to those impacted in Southern Connecticut for them.

Donations were soon piling up and the drive even inspired one classmate, Abigail Taylor, to ask her entire church to participate! Abigail presented her cause before her congregation and collected a sizeable amount of donations to add to her class’s total. Typically a more reserved student, Abigail grew greater confidence to speak up after being so motivated by this need. It was a big step for her and it is individuals like Abigail and her class, who no matter how young or old, can make a difference given enough determination and belief in organizations like The Salvation Army to carry-out their ideas on how they want to improve the world.

The Salvation Army’s Southern New England Division was honored to receive this collection and will deliver it as quickly as possible to those still in need. Thank you Ms. Donofrio, Abigail, those students who helped bring these donations out to The Salvation Army’s representative’s car, the entire class, and everyone else who participated in this drive to make it such a success!


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