Students Sell Water Bottles for Haiti

Haiti Water BottlesMEDFORD, Ore. — Hendrick Middle School students filed in to the gym on Wednesday afternoon for the end of the year assembly.

Among the accomplishments recognized was the work of eight 7th grade girls and the rest of the student body who pitched in for a good cause.

After learning of the struggles people in third world countries have getting clean drinking water, the girls organized a project to help raise money to purchase filters for families in Haiti.

Green water bottles were purchased and the girls asked for a minimum of $10 per bottle with all of the money raised going toward buying water filter systems.

During the afternoon’s assembly, the amount raised was announced and health teacher Kevin Dixon held true to his promise of dressing like a women for the day if the students sold more than 150 water bottles.

In total 167 water bottles were sold with a total of more than $2,500, which translates to 32 water filter systems for Haitian families. The water filters are in the process of being purchased and delivered to Haiti.