Emerson Elementary School third-graders helping with hurricane relief effort


The news of Hurricane Harvey hitting Texas struck a chord in a group of Emerson Elementary School third-graders.

Seeing all of the flooding everywhere, students in Sherry Dart’s class wanted to do something to help.

On Monday, they came together to write a letter to Principal Julie Kelly asking if they could collect change for the people of the Houston, Texas, area hit hard by the hurricane.

She then presented it to the Seymour school’s parent-teacher organization, which immediately was on board.

The class is collecting money through Friday, and the public is invited to help with the students’ efforts by dropping off cash, coins or checks at the school. Make checks payable to Emerson PTO with “Hurricane relief” in the memo.

The school is at 500 Emerson Drive, Seymour.

Once all of the money is collected, the PTO will make a check out to the American Red Cross, which will use the money to help people in need.

Look for a story in an upcoming issue of The Tribune and online at tribtown.com.

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