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Students get help from REDHORSE Association PDF Print E-mail
on Monday, 04 June 2007

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Students from the High Springs Elementary School in Florida received a helping hand from The REDHORSE Association today. Through the efforts of the Student Government, the students collected 161 pounds of school supplies to give to children of Afghanistan. Vice President Tom Gallagher stepped up to the plate and offered to fund the shipping costs from RHA's Operation Troop Support.

Tom packaged up the 21 boxes of pens, pencils, paper, books, stuffed animals, glue and scissors and hauled them to the Post Office for shipment to the 1 ERHG. The supplies will be distributed to local schools.

Terri Burley from the school wrote the following letter to Tom, thanking him for his assistance in shipping the supplies.

"Tom,  Here are the photos I took of my Student Government Leaders and the supplies at the end of our project.  The gActive Imageirls are from left to right: Kaci --President, Bobbi Lynn--Vice President, and Mallory--Secretary.

Our Student Government took on this project when Mrs. Eva Copeland became our new Assistant Principal in December.  Her husband, Bill Copeland,  is in the 202 nd RHS and this was his pet project.  She asked me if the Student Government would like to sponsor this project, and since we are a service organization, I said, "Of course". With a few articles in our local papers, a spot on the local radio station (as a result of the articles), a public speaking engagement to our local Kiwanas' meeting,  parent informational newsletters, and morning announcements to all of our students, we got the word out to as many people that we could reach.  Our local librarian asked for a box to be located there because she had some deliveries as a result of the newspaper article.  We had supplies sent to us from students, individual families, and even a Weight Watchers' group.  It was nice to see so many people helping others so far away.  We all send special wishes for all of the students on their goal for a good education. When people can read, write, and think for themselves, the world will be a better place in which to live.  If we could sing a song to them, it would be..."Let There Be Peace On Earth And Let It Begin With Me".  Thank you for arranging to get the supplies shipped over there for us."  

Terri Burley

A special thanks to all of our members who contributed to Operation Troop Support and allowed this to happen!

To the HORSE!

Last update: Thursday, 14 June 2007

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