Moulton Branch class starts coin drive to help after deadly storms

| February 6, 2017

VALDOSTA – Almost two weeks after storms ripped through South Georgia, generosity has been pouring in from all around the area.

Even a class of second graders are pitching in to help those affected.

Mrs. Parker’s class at Moulton Branch Elementary is filled with 20 bright, young students with the power to make a difference in the world.

After January’s tornadoes destroyed the area, the class knew they wanted to pitch in any way that they could.

The class made a coin bucket and started and coin drive.

Mrs. Parker says the students came up with the idea all on their own.

“It came from the kids,” said teacher Gabi Parker. “They came in after being out for a tornado day, they were concerned. So they asked, how can we help? What can we do?”

Mrs. Parker says she hopes her students will understand the impact they are making within their community.

“I hope that they know that they can make an impact, anywhere,” said Parker. “In the classroom, outside of the classroom, in our community. I mean this is the neighboring community and we are directly impacting that. So, I just want them to know that they can make a difference.”

And make an impact they did.

Their coin bucket filled up quickly. In fact, one bucket wasn’t enough to hold all of the generosity.

“we filled up a whole five gallon bucket,”said Parker. “I had to bring another one because we couldn’t move it at all.”

A teacher’s guidance helping to mold the future of Valdosta.

“They are just fantastic students and I can’t wait to see the impact they make as they grow up and move on from my class.”

So far, students have raised a grand total of $1,510.

(WCTV Eyewitness News)

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