Bush Elementary Students Collect Money For Red Cross

“When I collected money for the American Red Cross, one teacher said ‘bless this money’ and it really touched my heart,” said Bush Elementary School third-grader Cayden Frazier during a recent pep assembly. Students in Barb Senn’s reading group read testimonials on their individual special experience collecting money for the American Red Cross.

Cayden, along with his fellow students in Mrs. Senn’s reading group, spearheaded a project to collect money to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. They collected money from every classroom, staff and even the cafeteria to raise $1,229.65. They presented their donation to Bill Tucker, American Red Cross executive director.

“I cannot believe how much money you all raised as a school,” said Tucker. “What an amazing job you all did to help the tens of thousands of people that were so badly affected by Hurricane Sandy. The American Red Cross has a mission. We work with our partners and volunteers to prevent and alleviate suffering. Your donation has helped us tremendously to meet that mission. March is American Red Cross Month and this donation was a great surprise. I am so proud of what you all achieved and I cannot thank you enough.”