Evening Street Elementary 3rd Graders Give Back

Tori's Valentine

On Friday, Feb. 12, I had the privilege of spending time with some real-life Heroes – the third graders at Worthington’s Evening Street Elementary School. What a great group of kids! They raised $750 for the American Red Cross response in Haiti by selling paper hearts with candy attached for $.25 each. For all you math students out there, that’s 3,000 hearts! And, they only sold them for two days because of snow days! Wow! They even carved out time from their Valentine’s Day party to listen to me explain how their money will be used to help people in Haiti.

  • For every $5 donated, a water container can be given to a family for storing clean drinking water


  • $10 provides a first aid kit with enough ointment and bandages for a Red Cross worker to treat 15 to 20 insured earthquake survivors.


  • $25 provides a family of five with a kitchen set giving them the ability to cook and serve food.


  • $60 provides tarps, rope, wood and tools for a family to build a temporary shelter.


  • $500 provides a tent for a family of five.


A special thanks to the wonderful teachers, administrators and parents in Worthington – for your support of the children’s fundraising efforts and for raising some pretty terrific young people! And, Tori, your valentine made my day!!

YOU too can be a Hero. Visit our webpage to learn how you can raise funds to help support people in your community who experience a home fire, families with loved ones serving in the military and older residents who depend on the Red Cross for transportation to medical appointments.

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