Grade 8 students at White Rock Christian Academy are appealing for help to make a difference in the Philippines following the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Carly Wornig, 13, said she and her classmates have planned a series of fundraising events at the school this week (Nov. 25-29) to that end – including an ice cream day and a pyjama day – and are hoping Semiahmoo Peninsula residents will boost their efforts further by donating at the school.
“We looked through a lot of pictures and we just felt that we should help out,” Wornig said Friday.
Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines on Nov. 7, killing thousands of people and reducing communities to wastelands of debris. The storm was one of the worst to hit landfall in recorded history.
“It was crazy,” Wornig said of the destruction.
Anyone wishing to help the students reach their fundraising goal of $1,000 may drop donations off at the 2265 152 St. school through Dec. 2. The funds will be donated through World Vision.
For more information, call 604-531-9186.