Students at Douglas Elementary have been studying the American Red Cross and have decided to turn their compassion into action by making a donation.
Over a number of years, students in math classes at Douglas Elementary have been collecting aluminum pop tabs. This year, math and social studies students have decided to sell their aluminum to make a donation to the American Red Cross.
Dr. Sandra Owen, assistant principal at Douglas, recently invited local board members of the American Red Cross to meet with the third graders.
“We are so excited that children this young want to get involved in helping others,” said Kelvin Woodfin, chairman of the Red Cross board of directors. Board members will visit the students’ classroom Tuesday, hear about what the children have learned, and have lunch with the children.
They also will be joined by Keith Rhodes, chief executive officer for the North Texas Region of the American Red Cross, and local East Texas Chapter Executive, Tammy Prater, who along with board members, will accept the donation and present the children with their official Red Cross membership pins.