CNMI students collect over $88,000 to support Red Cross
The 33rd Annual American Red Cross Walkathon last April 13 drew over 3,000 walkers on Saipan, Rota, and Tinian and featured fun and games on all three islands.
In addition to event T-shirts, there were special prizes for schools and individual walkers.
This year Oleai Elementary School was again the top school with $16,422 in donations and over 300 walkers.
The second and third highest donations came from Agape Christian ($10,256) and Mt. Carmel ($5,748) schools.
Students at William S. Reyes raised the fourth largest amount and had the second highest number of walkers at 181.
“We’ve been so grateful for all the generous support this past year” said J.D. Tenorio, Red Cross Disaster Program manager. “Working with our school children throughout the year, and especially during the Walkathon is always amazing. …They work so hard to help us help our community,” said Tenorio.
Special thanks to all the students, parents, coordinators for all their time and energy to support the Red Cross humanitarian work here in the Commonwealth. Special thanks go to the Transpac Group of Companies (Coca-Cola, Foremost, Subway, and Glimpses) as well as all donors who made the walkathon a great success.
The American Red Cross-NMI Chapter is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of the community through volunteer service and financial support. For more information, go to www.redcross.org/nmi or call 234-3459. (PR)