Evansville’s Joshua Academy Raies Nearly $400 in Pennies for Hurricane Relief
Sixth Grade students from Evansville's Joshua Academy stopped by the Tri-State Cares telethon at the American Red Cross on Thursday to make their contribution to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.
Teacher Deborah Hughs said the idea for what they called, "Penny Wars" came after discussing the devastation in southeast Texas.
From there, they challenged their classmates to collect as many pennies as possible to donate to the cause. In a matter of days, they managed to bring an amazing total of $367!
To see a group of 11 and 12 year-year-olds not only recognize when there are people in need, but take action to do something about it is truly inspirational, and an fantastic example for the rest of us to learn from.
If you'don't like to help the relief effort by making your own monetary donation, or as a volunteer, simply call 812-471-7200 during the Tri-State Cares telethon at the American Red Cross on Stockwell Road. You can also make a $10 donation by texting the word HARVEY to 90999, or donate online.