District Students Raise $15,000 For Hurricane Relief

Hats On Fundraisers Help Hurricane Victims
Posted on 09/06/2017

Students in the Mehlville School District have done their part to help Texas families devastated by Hurricane Harvey.  On Friday, September 1, schools throughout the District hosted Hats On! fundraisers, where students could wear a hat if they made a donation to the American Red Cross hurricane relief fund.

Most donations were made as students arrive at school, but more came in during the lunch periods.  The Mehlville School District collected more than $15,000 for hurricane relief, and additional donations will occur during the week of September 5th as Oakville High is including hurricane fundraising as part of its homecoming Spirit Week activities.

Principals throughout the District were thrilled, but not surprised, by the generosity of their families.  “The Oakville Middle community has always stepped up to help out others who are in need,” explained Oakville Middle principal Mike Salsman.  “The generosity of the staff, students and community never ceases to amaze me.”  Bierbaum Elementary principal Nathan Burch added, “Our community was amazing in their desire to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We had two students take the initiative to set up a lemonade stand and they raised more than $190 to donate to the American Red Cross. For the students it was more than just getting to wear a hat to school, it was helping those who were in need. The whole District's effort to help the victims made me very proud to be a part of the Mehlville community.”  

A check will be given to the American Red Cross as soon as the donation total is finalized.


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