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Marlborough students come together to help hurricane victims

Jessica Pereira (left) and Meaghan Douglas ready to hang donation posters

Marlborough – In response to the recent Hurricane Harvey disaster, 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School teachers and students discussed this tragedy and brainstormed how to help.

Whitcomb art teachers Evonne Avalos, Karissa Goad and Tobias Irving, along with 5th-, 6th- and 7th-grade students, decided to honor the heroes of Hurricane Harvey by creating and selling colorful postcards. Students created over 300 colorful and heartfelt postcards that were displayed during Whitcomb’s curriculum night. A minimum donation of $1 was requested; all postcards were enthusiastically purchased by families and teachers who wanted to help the hurricane victims.

Simultaneously, Nancy Beshansky, grade 5 English and social studies teacher, worked with the homeroom teachers to coordinate a fun, competitive “Quarter Drive.” Daily announcements were made to remind students to give and students actively participated in this worthwhile fundraiser by displaying posters throughout the school.

“Watching Whitcomb come together to help families in Texas is a true sign of community, and I couldn’t be prouder of our students and teachers for their efforts and making a difference,” said Whitcomb Principal Brian Daniels.

The students raised over $1,100 with all proceeds going to Feeding Texas, an organization that provides hot meals, non-perishable items, and other necessities to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Donations can be sent to their address at 1524 South I H 35 #342, Austin, TX 78704.

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Postcards created by Whitcomb students

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