Thursday, February 4, 2010

Small Town, Big Hearts!

The students in the small town of Watertown, S.D. decided to welcome two new classmates from Haiti by showing their concern for the children remaining in Haiti:

Lincoln Elementary in Watertown, SD, celebrated their 100th day of school by revealing the amount of money collected in their "Hundreds for Haiti" fundraiser. The school has been eagerly awaiting two new students who have recently arrived from the BRESMA orphanage in Haiti. Students and parents were encouraged to empty their piggy banks over the past two weeks to help support Kentucky Adoption Services and the BRESMA orphange houses in Port-au-Prince. Their hopes were to help rebuild damaged buildings and to provide needed food and water. Each day as donations came in, $10 blocks were added to the cafeteria wall in groups of 100. The school's mascot, the Lincoln Leopard, is shown with students from each grade and a check for over $2600 to Kentucky Adoption Services. The outpouring of support and good wishes from BRESMA adoptive families' communities has been overwhelming!

Thank you, Lincoln Elementary. Your donation will help children who have were separated from their families in the earthquake. We will keep them safe while we look for their relatives.

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