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Longfellow students donate money to Red Cross hurricane relief

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Longfellow students donate money to Red Cross hurricane relief
Posted on 11/03/2017
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Longfellow Elementary School students on Friday, Nov. 3, gave the American Red Cross of Maine $665 that they raised for hurricane relief for Puerto Rico.

Fifth-grader Evie Waring presented the check to Lou Pollock, a member of the Red Cross Maine Region Board of Directors, and Kristin Pollard, a Red Cross volunteer specialist who deployed to Georgia to assist Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The check presentation and a question-and-answer session about the work of the Red Cross took place during the town hall gathering that fifth-graders hold on Fridays.

 Evie came up with the idea for the “From One Port to Another” coin drive after being moved by news of how Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico. She has visited the island with her family and they have family friends living there.

 She pulled together a team that publicized the coin drive through posters and morning announcements the week of the drive, which involved all 18 classrooms at the school. There are also plans for a bake sale.

Since Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, the Red Cross has served more than 537,000 meals and snacks, distributed more than 2.5 million relief supplies and provided more than 14,900 mental health and health services to people in need.

Right now, more than 710 Red Cross disaster workers are helping in Puerto Rico. Six Red Crossers have deployed to Puerto Rico for the relief efforts.

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ABOVE: Longfellow Elementary fifth-grader Evie Waring planned the coin drive that raised $665 for Puerto Rico hurricane relief through the American Red Cross. She presented the check Friday to Kristin Pollard, a Red Cross volunteer specialist who deployed to Georgia for Hurricane Irma relief efforts, and to Lou Pollock, a member of the Red Cross Maine Region Board of Directors.

BELOW: Longfellow Elementary student Evie Waring presented a $665 check for Puerto Rico hurricane relief to the American Red Cross during a fifth-grade town hall Friday. Pictured with Evie, from left to right are:  fifth-grade teacher Lara Pratt, Kristin Pollard, a Red Cross volunteer specialist who deployed to Georgia for Hurricane Irma relief efforts, and Lou Pollock, a member of the Red Cross Maine Region Board of Directors.
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