A local elementary school has united to help a New Jersey school district impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Apollo Elementary School is involved in a service project called, “Hearts for Highlands Elementary, New Jersey.”
The Student Council, 4-H club, and the Robotics clubs are sponsoring this service project. Highlands Elementary School is located in the historic town of Highlands, New Jersey. The town was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
New Jersey was one of the states that were so helpful to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, now Apollo Elementary wants to “pay it forward.”
Apollo’s principal, Mrs. Julie Dupree contacted the Highlands Elementary Principal, Mr. William Ciullo to see how Apollo could help his school. He thought Apollo students could help his 6th grade students with the funds needed to take their traditional trip to Washington, D.C. The damage to the community has left both the school and parents unable to provide the funding. The cost of the trip is $7000.00 or $400 a child.
Apollo is asking students, parents, community and business owners to ehlp raise the funds.
Donations can be made through any Apollo student, by dropping by the school, or by mailing in a check to Apollo.
They are also planning to have collection cans in various businesses in the community.
Donations can be mailed to Apollo Elementary, 2400 Viking Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111. Make all checks payable to Apollo Elementary. We will forward one check to Highlands Elementary.