Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hockaday School Day of Service

by Heather Wedel, Communications Specialist, American Red Cross North Texas Region

The Hockaday School, the largest all girls' school located in Dallas, Texas joined the Dallas Area Chapter last week for their Hockaday School Day of Service event. In celebration of the school's centennial year, the students completed two days of service working in the warehouse of our Dallas chapter.

The students spent Red Cross month fundraising to support our measles and rubella prevention initiative as part of their commitment to service. Raising $560, $1 per vaccination, their gift will save hundreds of children. 

On April 3rd and 4th, the students came to the Dallas chapter to deliver their gift, learn about how it makes an impact across the world, take a tour, learn about what the Red Cross does locally and complete a service project in the warehouse. 75 students joined the area chapter each day, putting together comfort kits and cleaning emergency response vehicles which soon headed out to those affected by the Hunt, Hopkins and Collin county tornadoes over the weekend.

Gabriel Munoz, a junior at The Hockaday School shares about the initiative of youth helping youth down the street, across the nation and around the world. 

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