A Plus: Evening Street 4th graders

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OTHER STUDENTS IN OHIO ARE FOCUSED ON HELPING THOSE IN SUDAN GET CLEAN WATER. THIS WEEK WE’RE GIVING OUR A PLUS TO THIS GROUP OF STUDENTS IN WORTHINGTON.

IT ALL STARTED WITH A BOOK.  YOU SEE, MRS. PENCE’S FOURTH GRADE CLASS AT EVENING STREET ELEMENTARY READ ‘A LONG WALK TO WATER,’ BY LINDA SUE PARK.  THE BOOK SHARES A TRUE STORY ABOUT A YOUNG GIRL WHO MUST WALK FOR HOURS EACH DAY IN SEARCH OF CLEAN WATER TO BRING HOME TO HER FAMILY.

MRS. PENCE’S STUDENTS REFLECTED ON THEIR OWN LIVES AND REALIZED HOW GRATEFUL THEY ARE TO HAVE EASY ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER, AS WELL AS OTHER THINGS LIKE GOOD FOOD THAT NOT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD HAS.

THEY DECIDED TO DO EXTRA CHORES AND HELP OUT AROUND THEIR HOMES TO EARN MONEY FOR THE NONPROFIT:  WATER FOR SOUTH SUDAN.  THIS ORGANIZATION WAS CREATED BY THE BOOK’S MAIN CHARACTER, SALVA DUT, WITH A MISSION TO DRILL WELLS IN ARFICA TO PROVIDE COMMUNITIES WITH CLEAN WATER.

MRS. PENCE TELLS US THAT ‘THESE AMAZING 4TH GRADERS RAISED MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN JUST TWO WEEKS, TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED!”

NOW THAT’S A LOT OF CHORES!  SO THIS WEEK WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE MRS PENCE’S FOURTH GRADERS FOR REMINDING US ALL ABOUT THE POWER OF GRATITUDE.  THANK YOU, AND APLUS!

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