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January 18, 2005 > Tri-City Students Contribute To Tsunami Funds

Tri-City Students Contribute To Tsunami Funds

by Arathi Satish

James Logan High School, in Union City, proved their claim that they are more powerful in spirit than any ol' tsunami, when the Logan Colts raised close to $15,000 to donate to the Red Cross for tsunami relief efforts. Logan's fund-raiser was one among the many unique drives held by the schools in Fremont, Newark and Union City.

Logan high school's drive was lead by school principal Don Montoya. Indeed, the mighty Colts were together more powerful than a tsunami. The herd's bigheartedness came through with a generous contribution for a needy cause.

Newark Memorial High School students launched their "Disaster Dollars" campaign. Activities Director Jan Breen, who teaches leadership, took charge of the drive to raise funds for the tsunami victims.

Students at Musick Elementary School, in Newark, took part in "Non-Stop Nickel Network" by bringing in nickels and other coins.

Many schools in Fremont had coin jars to raise funds for tsunami victims. At Washington High School, Fremont, a coin drive was held to raise funds. They announced that the American Red Cross was only accepting monetary donations and requested the students who made contributions by credit card let the school know, so that it could be added to the school total.

The Fremont Unified School District collected funds from the different schools totaling more than $28,000 and presented the district donations to the American Red Cross at their Jan. 12 board meeting.

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