February 16, 2016
Cypress Springs High School National Honor Society and FFA students helped raise $600 to assist victims of the North Texas tornadoes that struck on Dec. 26.
By Kristin Stewart, Cypress Springs HS
Feb. 11, 2016—Members of the National Honor Society and FFA clubs at Cypress springs High School joined together Jan. 19-25 for a fundraiser for victims of recent North Texas tornadoes.
A coin drive was held for all lunches during the weeklong collection period, resulting in $600 raised by students and administration that will be donated to the Nevada (Texas) Volunteer Fire Department.
The fundraising timeframe was chosen to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day and his charitable spirit for the community. The week was dedicated to encouraging students to adopt a giving spirit and contribute to a needy community.
“For us to be able to do something so families can eat and have clothing, a few pennies isn't too much,” said Esther Hartman, Cypress Springs teacher and NHS co-sponsor.
Tornadoes devastated the North Texas area on Dec. 26, wrecking homes, businesses and families. Collin and Garland counties were among the most affected by the tragedy. The fundraiser was geared toward servicing Copeville, a small town with a population of approximately 130 that lost major sources of income including a gas station, feed store and daycare center that hurt the economy.
“Spare change can make a change. Anything counts,” said Cypress Springs junior Monica Godinez, a student advocate.