Forest Grove Supports our Caribbean Neighbors

Forest Grove Middle School students and staff recently raised $800 for Bahamas Relief.  Furthermore, the students donated over 550 items to be transported to the Bahamas via Missionary Flights International. Pictured here accepting the check are Ray Oostdyk, Kay Hall, Emma Espinal and Principal Dr. Arthur Jamison.  The schoolwide fundraiser was organized by seventh grader Emma Espinal.  Supporting the effort were her classmates, Sarah Galvin, Lorilai Coto and Lilly Keim.  The team distributed flyers and collection boxes to all the school’s homeroom classes. The homeroom that brought in the greatest number of items was Mrs. Hall’s class with 22 students donating 129 items. Second place went to Ms. Nicole Collins’ homeroom, which donated 77 items. Some students also wrote heartfelt letters to the Dorian survivors. One of them stated, “I, along with others in my school, donated money to help you rebuild. We can only imagine what you’re going through, and we were so close to experiencing it, too. May God bless you.”