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Students organize fundraiser for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

Several Port Byron Central School District students are working to help students who have been impacted by Hurricane Maria get back on their feet.

Now through Feb. 16, Dana L. West Junior/Senior High School's Spanish 2 students are raising money so they can purchase solar lamps and charging ports for students who are living with the repercussions of the Sept. 20 disaster that, in addition to death and destruction, left more than 3 million islanders without power.

Port Byron students want to send at least 200 lamps and chargers to Puerto Rico. The solar-powered supplies will help students continue their studies while electrical systems are established in their schools, according to the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Each device costs $25, but donations can be made in any increment. Students, staff and community members are welcome to participate in the fundraiser and can drop off cash or check donations to Port Byron CSD's Lehn Office. (Please make checks payable to "The Foreign Language Club Spanish 2.")

Students will order and send the supplies to Puerto Rico as funds are raised.


Questions about this fundraiser? Please contact tclark@pbcschools.org.