By George Johnston
Everyone needs a helping hand every once and awhile. When a group of middle of Benicia Middle School students heard the family of one of the school’s teachers was affected by Hurricane Harvey, they decide to offer that helping hand.
Benicia Middle Schoolers Pharrah Barrow, Ella Beatson, Julia Rogers, Kelly Chamberlain, Caitlyn Begbie, Jiana Lyons, Jada Rivas, Juliana Leonares, Michelle Fernandez and Ava Mainini found out the family of Matthew Cunningham, an eighth-grade English teacher, had damage done to their home during Hurricane Harvey. They decided to start a donation fundraiser to help out Cunningham’s family.
The students have raised more than $1,664 ,so far and that is not including the checks they have also received. They did this by going out every morning before school began and asking for donations. The students also hung up posters, baked cookies, made donations boxes and rang a cowbell when someone made a donation.