Fifth Graders Bagging Groceries To Help Veterans

Cathedral School students will perform and open for the band, Madison Rising on March 30.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Fifth graders at Cathedral School in Superior are not only participating in this year’s Nearly Naked Ruck March, they are helping raise money for veterans.

Amber Nielsen is a fifth grade teacher at Cathedral School in Superior and she’s also a veteran.

She says she wanted students to know about the sacrifices made by the men and women who served in the military.

Some Cathedral School fifth graders were at Super One Foods in Superior bagging groceries for a purpose.

It’s also a class service learning project and fundraiser.

The money raised will go toward 23rd Veteran an organization that helps veterans combat stress and transition back to civilian life.

“It’s fun to see sometimes soldiers come through that have been in the military and so we can thank them for serving,” said Cathedral School Student Annabel Manion.

All of this leads up to the Nearly Naked Ruck March taking place on March 31 in Canal Park.

Students will carry weight that represents the weight veterans carry in a battle to combat stress.

“I’m excited because you do teamwork,” said Cathedral School Student Chloe Neylon. “Every $10 we raise is one pound and we have to divide that through everyone in our class.”

The students have a goal to reach $2,000.

It doesn’t stop there students are collecting canned goods which will equal the weight  they carry at the Ruck March.

All of the food will then be donated to food shelters.

Cathedral School would like to thank Oaks Ave Super One for allowing the students to be in the community to host the  fundraiser.

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