Snow Hill Primary collects 'Nickels for Nebraska'
Front row, from left, Snow Hill Primary School students Reign Carmon, Damian Torres-Jorge, Katie Perez, Fabian Rodriguez and Mason Ellis; back row, Stephanie White (librarian), Emery Smith (principal) and Kathy Jones, American Red Cross Disaster Program Manager. Submitted photo
For the last three weeks, students at Snow Hill Primary have been busy collecting nickels to help the people of Nebraska who are recovering from massive flooding.
Librarian Stephanie White got the idea for the coin drive after students read The Lion and the Mouse. The moral of the story was if you show mercy and help others when they are in need, they will return the favor. She told students during Hurricane Florence, people from all over the country sent supplies and money to help the state of North Carolina.
Students decided to do something to return the kindness that was shown to the people in Greene County and held a “Nickels for Nebraska” fundraiser. While collecting coins, students learned where Nebraska is located, looked at pictures of grain bins that had collapsed and flooded farm land, and saw a news story about how farmers in other states were sending hay to Nebraskan farmers who had lost their hay supply.
Kathy Jones, Disaster Program Director for Lenoir and Greene County, came to Snow Hill Primary to receive a check for $281.94.