Western Bradford Notebook: Troy students help Sandy victims: Students at W.R. Croman Primary School collect $1,222.99
TROY - Some students at a New Jersey school impacted by Hurricane Sandy last year are getting a helping hand from Troy.
On Tuesday, Gyla Hoose, who works in the office at W.R. Croman Primary School in Troy, told me about a charitable effort that was held at the school to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
She noted that the Troy students held a "Coins for a Classroom" event.
According to Gyla, the students at the Croman school collected $1,222.99.
She said it was an "awesome job" and congratulated everyone who participated.
"This money was sent to the Bayhead Elementary School in Bayhead, N.J.," she explained. "The collection was taken to help purchase classroom materials such as crayons, pencils, glue, paper, scissors, and other classroom materials, as they lost everything in the storm."
The Troy students weren't the only ones helping out.
She noted that C&N Bank sorted and counted the money collected by the students.
In addition, Gyla pointed out that Steve Brion, the principal at the school, thanked C&N Bank "for taking on the task of counting all of the change handed in by the students."
I asked Gyla how they selected the Bayhead school, and she said they just "went to the website of the New Jersey Department of Education and started there."
So far, they haven't heard anything back, due to the donation just being mailed out.
But I'm sure there will soon be some students in New Jersey expressing their gratitude to the thoughtful students at W.R. Croman Primary School in Troy.
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