Featured Club: Franklin High School

The Red Cross Club at Franklin High School in Oregon have gone above and beyond! In response to Superstorm Sandy, they wanted to raise money, along with awareness. The club decided to think outside of the fundraising box and perform a play for the community. The members of the club didn’t just pick any play, though, they decided to write their own! They are the writers, directors, and performers. The club’s play is December 14th and it is called “How the Hurricane Stole Christmas.” All proceeds go to Superstorm Sandy relief. Not only are they raising money, but they are making the community aware of the importance of helping others in times of need.

Karly Workman, the Youth Preparedness Coordinator at the Oregon Trail Chapter, says, “The club has been an “All-Star” club from the beginning. They have over 120 members in their club. In October they were the only club to participate in “Trick or Treat for Disaster” and raised $405. They’ve made over 80 cards for Holiday Mail for Heroes. Presented a Fire Safety ALERT presentation to a local elementary school and reached over 110 students in preparedness.”

We applaud the Franklin High School Red Cross Club for spreading a positive message amongst what seems to be such a negative event! Break a leg!


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