LHS National Honor Society Co-Presidents Abby Frizzell and Jackie Zerbe present a $620 check to Jackie Branham with the American Red Cross.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Lawrenceburg High School students are helping victims of Hurricane Sandy, one penny at a time.
In response to the superstorm that claimed lives and did billions of dollars in damage along the U.S. East Coast in October, the LHS National Honor Society began a “penny war” to raise funds for the American Red Cross.
Containers were set in each homeroom classroom from November 5 through 9. It made sense - in more ways than one - that whichever class collected the most points would win a pizza party.
Students could put pennies in the container in their classroom to count toward their class' total. They could also put larger coins – such as nickels, dimes, or quarters – into containers of other classes to subtract from their totals.
At the end of the war, there were 62,000 pennies, or $620. LHS National Honor Society students presented a check to the American Red Cross on Monday. The funds will be used to assist with hurricane recovery.