Harbor City International School Has Penny Drive For Hurricane Victims

The Total Sum For The Penny Drive Was $2,088.68

DULUTH, Minn. – One penny can go a long way. In this case all the way to Puerto Rico.

Harbor City International School students in Duluth decided to have a penny war to raise money for hurricane victims.

In just five days, students raised more than $2,000.

“We never really had a goal for the penny war, we weren’t sure how it was going to go with participation. So we were pretty excited with being able to raise over $2,000,” said Student Victoria Tracy.

“Roughly estimated that will provide a month and a half of clean drinking water for a family or multiple families living in the same area,” said Student Ben Peter Borys-Glisczinski.

The money will go to the Water Mission organization, which designs, builds and implements safe water, sanitation and hygiene solutions (WASH).

Coins counted as positive points and bills counted as negative points. The penny war brought out the competitive edge for the staff and students that participated.

“We’ve had penny drives here in the past and we didn’t raise nearly as much as we did this year,” said Harbor City International School Co-Director Anne Wise.




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