Thursday, October 6, 2005

Holy Cross students raise $5,500

Published in the Current

SOUTH PORTLAND (Oct 6, 2005): Students at Holy Cross School in South Portland raised $5,474.09 to help victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, in several events, including a two-mile walkathon, a coin donation drive, a bake sale and a dress-down day.

Most of the money will go to Catholic Charities, which is helping with the relief efforts. About $300 will go to a program with the National Catholic Educational Association that helps rebuild Catholic schools destroyed by the storms, and to support Catholic school students affected, according to the school's principal, Deacon Steve Harnois.

"Our faith tells us we have to give housing to the homeless, clothe the naked, feed the hungry," Harnois told the students during a rest stop at the one-mile mark of the walkathon, which went along Broadway in South Portland from the school building to the Southern Maine Community College campus and back.