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Recycling Drive Helps Japan Relief

NEWS                                                               Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        880 S. Lemon Avenue
March 29, 2011                                           Walnut, CA 91789

Contact:       
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
kgile@walnutvalley.k12.ca.us
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204

Suzanne Recycling Drive Helps Japan Relief

WALNUT, CA— Suzanne Middle School hosted its Annual Recycling Drive last week with global results.

The drive raised awareness for conservation and also aided the disaster relief for those affected by the earthquake in Japan and Pacific tsunami.

Students and staff brought in empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans during the week of March 21 – 25.

“I’m glad this will help a lot of people in Japan,” said 6th grader Stanley Yoo.

And the rainy weather didn’t hinder the effort to help.

A grand total of $527 was raised from the 1,730 pounds of recyclables collected. 

All the funds will be donated to the American Red Cross relief effort for Japan.

“It was good to donate plastic bottles because it can save a life,” said 6th grader Valerie Feng.

Photos:

1. The rainy weather didn’t diminish the efforts of Suzanne Middle School staff and students during a recycling drive to help Japan relief efforts.  Shown:  7th graders Anissa Bretado & Keanna Phan.

2.  Bags and bags of empty plastic bottles and cans were brought in each day.  Shown:  6th grader Leon Lam.

3 - 4.  Students from the Conservation Club were in charge of the effort to help victims in Japan.