Helping Puerto Rico
On September, 20, 2017, Maria—the strongest hurricane to directly hit Puerto Rico since 1932—slammed into the southeastern side of the island with winds of 155 mph.
- Hurricane Maria decimated electrical lines in Puerto Rico.
- 70% of the entire island is still without power.
- 30% of the people remain without water.
- 95% of their wireless cell sites are out of service.
- For many people, work and schools have not resumed.
The Middle Spanish Honor Society decided they should help Puerto Rico. They sold churros but, the students of CDS not only bought churros they donated money. Some of their classmates would pay with a $5, $10 or $20 bill and buy a one dollar churro bag and told them “Keep the Change”. Some of their classmates just donated the money and did not even take the bag of churros. Teachers donated as well.
As an IB school, students at CDS learn that they do not live in a singular world. This churro sale was just another example of how students at CDS take action to make a difference in the world. They raised $408 from the sale of churros to help the people and children of Puerto Rico. The Golden Family generously added $200 to the amount raised. The money was sent to Unidos Por Puerto Rico- United for Puerto Rico, which is an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosello, for the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected by the hurricane. http://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/
All told, with everyone's help, the CDS Middle School Spanish Honor Society is proud to donate $608 to help Puerto Rico.
Muchas Gracias A Todos! Thank you so much to all for helping Puerto Rico.