Archive for Wednesday, September 26, 2001

BES raises money to help NYC

September 26, 2001

The top of the can simply read "To our heroes."

Baldwin Elementary School raised $1,417.20 last week for its heroes the firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who died trying to help people at the World Trade Center after terrorist attacks Sept.11.

The school presented a decorated can full of bills and change to Lawrence firefighter Doug Green Friday afternoon during an all-school assembly.

"We wanted to do something to help the firefighters, police and EMTs that were hit so hard last week," BES principal Tom Mundinger said. "We didn't know how to get the money directly to New York, so we are donating it through the Lawrence firefighters."

The school raised the amount of money in one week by giving away red, white and blue-striped ribbons for donations.

The idea, which began with Baldwin residents Brenda Roberts and Trenda Garrett, was sponsored by the BES PTO.

Green told the students at the assembly that he was pleased with the donation the school had made.

"This really means a lot," he said.

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