GCS Raise $33K For Students Affected By Hurricane Harvey

Guilford County School Children Raise Money For Harvey Victims

GUILFORD COUNTY, NC - After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Texas and surrounding areas, Guilford County Schools stepped up to help schools and students recover.

GCS started it's 'Change For Children' Campaign, and collected donations for a month. From September 13th to October 13th, the district raised $33,599.59.

On Tuesday, GCS leaders and students skyped with the Houston School District to tell them how their fundraising total. 

The "Change For Children' campaign started as a Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort, but grew after more storms hit following Harvey's devastation. $10,000 will go to the Houston school district. Another $10,000 will be given the school district in Dallas, which took in a lot of students displace by Hurricane Harvey. GCS will also send more than $13,000 to Puerto Rico to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria.

Students at Morehead Elementary raised the most money as a school with over $1,600 in donations.

There was also one student who did everything he could to help himself. Landon Clark, a 2nd grader at Colfax Elementary, raised $252 days in change all by himself.

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