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Slinger gives back to Ecuador following earthquake

posted May 3, 2016, 5:51 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By Kylie Coffin Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted May 3rd, 2016

Last month on April 16th Ecuador suffered the effects of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the 10 point Richter scale. 230 aftershocks followed the devastating quake.

A group of Slinger students travelled to Quito, Ecuador over Spring Break and missed the destruction of this series of natural disasters by only two weeks. The incredibly positive experience these students had during their trip fuelled strong concerns about the safety and wellbeing of the people of Ecuador.

Many relief efforts have been directed at Ecuador from various countries, and Slinger High School was also determined to support those who had been effected. From April 18 to April 22 6th hour classes collected money with the goal of raising $1,000. A few select classrooms at the middle school also participated. The amount raised greatly surpassed all expectations. Out of the generosity of their hearts, Slinger students and staff pooled together $2,021 to help those hurting in Ecuador. Leading totals came from Mrs. Henkel’s class with $273, Ms. Willie’s class with $205 and Mr. Wadman’s class with $201.

Thanks to everyone who donated to make a difference!