School Counselors at Eastway Middle School organized a contest among homerooms called Pennies for Puerto Rico. The over $700 raised by students was donated to the American Red Cross to assist in the hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico.
Students Genesis Velez-Atiles and Fabiana Vazquez are holding the check. Yamiled Rojas is standing beside Rachel Allen Jordan, Regional Major Gifts Officer for the Red Cross. These three students were leaders in the fund raising projects.
The homeroom of Paige Stryker (not pictured) raised the most donations; and the homeroom of Jacob Michel (pictured) raised the second most money. School counselors Yvonne Baker (pictured), Neisha MacDonald and Nicole Mathews (not pictured) organized the event to assist students and staff traumatized by Hurricane Maria. Eastway staff and students worried as they waited for news of loved ones in Puerto Rico following Maria.