By Rebecca Plotkin
In the wake of the massive typhoon that recently hit the Philippines, Project ‘79 is running a fundraiser to give back to those affected by the disaster.
According to senior Caroline Coletta, there will be collection cans to raise money located in classrooms throughout WHS.
“No amount is too small,” said Coletta, “It’s important to donate because right now, many people in the Philippines have lost their homes and family members.”
All of the proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders, a charity that provides medical services to those in dire need regardless of race, religion or political affiliation; the program gives 86 cents to the cause for every dollar donated, according to doctorswithoutborders.org.
According to Project ‘79 Coordinator Mr. Peter Horn, teachers who are interested in helping out should email him to request a collection can for their classrooms.
“I think any kind of small reminder that we are connected to something larger… does make a difference. Everybody needs help sometimes. [To help] is a healthier thing to do than to pretend nothing is happening,” said Horn.
Said senior Francis Wong, who has family living in the Philippines: “I honestly didn't even know anyone here was even doing anything for the Philippines. It is really touching to see that [Project ‘79 is] taking action.”
Said Coletta: “[Students] can help out by telling their friends to donate or even asking their parents.”
In addition to giving back through Project ‘79, donations to the Red Cross can be made in a variety of ways including PayPal and cash, according to theredcross.org