Home fires are the number one disasters this country faces and in Southeast Georgia, the Red Cross responds to at least two fires per day. The Red Cross urges the community to practice fire safety and would like to convey their appreciation to each school that participated in the American Red Cross Dollars for Disasters Campaign. This year over 25 Savannah-Chatham County Schools rose over $17,000 to help local disaster victims. The winning classes within each participating school won pizza parties, all courtesy of Domino’s Pizza. The classes at West Chatham Middle-School were the overall winners bringing in a total of $5,080 (5th year in a row!). Islands High School brought in $908 making them the high school winners (3rd year in a row!). The K-8 winners were Godley Station K-8 School bringing in $998 (1st year winners!). Last but defiantly not least the elementary school winners, Jacob G. Smith Elementary, brought in $753 (1st year winners!). “Congratulations and thank you to each school, student, teacher, and administrator who participated in the annual Dollars for Disasters Campaign” as said by Dr. Quentina Miller-Fields, American Red Cross Board Member and Dollars for Disasters Campaign Chair.
These young people and the adults guiding them are prime examples of the American Red Cross’s power in volunteer work AND in team work. We are looking forward to the next annual Dollars for Disasters Campaign January 26th–30th!