Learn how two area fourth-graders inspired their classmates.

From a post on the Danbury Public Schools FB page, J.D. Andrews and Alex Ascone, two fourth-graders from PembrokeLearn how two area fourth-graders inspired their classmates. Elementary School saw that thousands of victims who lost just about everything needed help when Hurricane Dorian annihilated their homes in the Bahamas.

The two fourth-graders began their fundraising journey by placing buckets in each classroom while asking fellow students to give as many pennies as they could to help out.

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Each morning, J.D. and Alex were allowed to address the student body during morning announcements to make everyone aware of the fundraiser while encouraging competition. Their strategy turned into a game of "penny wars" and within four days they helped raise a sizeable amount of money for the American Red Cross.

The boys are currently composing a letter to the American Red Cross that will be included with the $1,500 donation. J.D said, "They need stuff like food and water to survive right now." Alex added, "It's important to save people's lives. It's working together just a little bit to make a difference."


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