More than $11,000 has been raised by the Cache County School District to help victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Teri Lewis, executive director of the Cache Education Foundation, says the effort was spearheaded by a parent, Kelly Arnold, who contacted the Foundation first. Lewis says Arnold met with elementary school principals to get permission, then launched the fundraising drive that brought in well over $11,000.
“I believe it was $11,667. For a one week project that was fantastic,” Lewis says. “We just can’t express enough our sincere appreciation to all those parents and administrators and teachers and teachers aides and everyone who donated to help support those victims.”
Lewis says the Foundation received the money then got it to United Way which then sent it on to Sandy Hook victims.