BLUFFDALE, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – Students at Bluffdale Elementary School stepped up to help children whose school was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Friday, they got to meet some of those children thanks to modern technology.
Bluffdale students FaceTimed with kids from Moore Elementary School in the Houston area Friday morning during a special school assembly.
4th graders in Martianne White’s class helped raise $2,800 for kids at the Texas elementary school. Harvey’s aftermath caused major flooding in their school, which destroyed 20,000 books.
Kids mowed lawns, babysat and emptied out piggy banks to help their peers, White said.
“This next generation of kids are going to be great leaders,” White said.
“We felt really bad for them,” said 4th grader Alexa Mazuran. “If that happened to us, I would just be devastated.”
The students presented their peers with a check for $2,800 during their FaceTime conversation with the Moore Elementary School students. The money will help replace books and school supplies destroyed by Harvey.