MONARCH — By contributing their coins some students at Monarch Elementary School are contributing to bringing hope to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
In a statement released this week, Monarch Elementary School Principal Mickey Connolly announced that students in Mrs. Farr’s 4th Grade Gifted and Talented class “helped with a fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims.”
Connolly said that the MES students donated coins to the fundraiser with Mrs. Wix’s 4th grade class and Mrs. Garrett’s 3rd grade class raising the most money. A total of $459.15 was raised by the students and Connolly said the funds “will be donated to Convoy of Hope, a non-profit organization that aids in disaster relief.”
Within the space of less than two weeks, Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and Louisiana and Hurricane Irma devastated Florida and other parts of the southeast including communities in South Carolina. The funds raised by the MES students will go to help Convoy of Hope deliver assistance to help the victims of Harvey and Irma as they seek to recover from the devastation wrought by the hurricanes.
According to its website (www.convoyofhope.org) Convoy of Hope “is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response. As a faith-based, international, humanitarian-relief organization strategically based in Springfield, Missouri — the crossroads of America — our goal is to bring help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.”
The website states the Convoy of Hope was founded “was founded in 1994 by the Donaldson family. Their inspiration for starting the organization can be traced back to the many people who helped their family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Today, more than 80 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope. We are proud that we work through churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits to provide help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.”
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.