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Permain Basin Area Chapter Teams Up with Greathouse Elementary

Midland, TX, Monday, November 19, 2012 — On Tuesday, November 20st at the Greathouse Elementary School, Mackenzie Stewart and her classmates will present a donation to the American Red Cross, Permian Basin Chapter.

The 3rd grade class at Greathouse Elementary accepted Mackenzie’s challenge to raise donations for the victims of Hurricane Sandy when they were studying weather patterns in their science class. Mackenzie Stewart was the organizer who not only rallied her class but the entire school. She felt the need to help and made her plea to her peers in the morning announcements. The whole school got involved – parents, teachers and students and in one week they raised $470.00.

Mackenzie, her mother, her classmates and members of the Greathouse Elementary Administration will present their donation to Mrs. Stephanie Murphree, Chapter Manager, Permian Basin Chapter, American Red Cross on Tuesday, November 20th at 9:00 A.M. The community is invited to join the students for the presentation. This is a great lesson for Mackenzie and her classmates as they learned the value of team work and the joy of giving back to their community in addition to their science lesson on weather patterns.

The Red Cross relies on the support of the American people to carry out its mission of service in times of disasters. During this holiday season, people can support all Red Cross services by making a financial donation at or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS. Designate the Permian Basin Chapter so your gift will support your local community.

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About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

About our Holiday Partners

During this holiday season, the American Red Cross is grateful for the support of our corporate partners that generously contribute to our Holiday Giving Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of these and other sponsors, the Red Cross is able to carry out its mission of helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies everyday here and around the world. Each holiday season the Red Cross gives everyone the chance to support our work by signing a card for military heroes or buying a gift through our holiday catalog. To support the Red Cross this Holiday Season, visit