Students make every penny count to raise money after Hurricane Maria

Students make every penny count to raise money after Hurricane Maria

A local elementary school is making every count by collecting change to help with hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Students at Huegel Elementary School organized a penny drive to help the animals affected by Hurricane Maria. The students raised $350 to go towards the Elmbrook Humane Society which is taking animals in from Puerto Rico.

The students said they wanted to help out the animals that were suffering.

“A lot of people in our class were kinda really excited about it and really wanted to raise money for the animals and I asked my brother if he was excited about it and he said yes,” student Sammy Vanmol said.

Hurricane Maria killed at least 55 people and caused an estimated $95 billion in damage. Two months after the storm, about half the island is still in the dark.

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