An outstanding group of students at Sparks Middle School worked for several weeks to raise money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. The “Make a Difference” group—also known as MAD— became interested in helping the victims of the recent devastating hurricanes a few weeks ago, and resolved to do everything they could to assist.
The group raised more than $1,083!!
The group gathered donations and presented a check to Red Cross Executive Director Zanny Marsh on Monday, October 9, during a school assembly in front of their classmates.
“I just can’t say enough about the responsibility that they accepted, their selflessness, compassion, and humanitarian spirit for our Gulf Coast neighbors,” said Marsh. “I fought back tears when I accepted the check. The Sparks Middle School students are assuming a rightful place among our community’s humanitarians and philanthropists. It was an honor to be their guests this morning. Truly we live in a wonderful, generous and extraordinary community.”