At a time when job growth is down and the cost of everything from stamps to gasoline is up, students at the Inez Wrenn Seventh-day Adventist School were overwhelmed by the generosity of their community.
On Feb. 21, the school held its annual Jump Rope For Heart fundraising event to benefit the American Heart Association. A school-wide donation goal had been set at $320. Twenty-four students chose to participate in the fundraising, and donations slowly trickled in. For a while it looked as if the school would not reach its goal. However, once all the donations were in and tallied, the students were shocked to discover that they had not only reached their donation target, but had more than doubled it, coming in at a total of $808.85.
The event was a lot of fun for the kids. They felt good about raising funds for the American Heart Association. And many of them learned fun new ways of jumping rope. Importantly, each of them learned that exercise can be enjoyable.
The Inez Wrenn SDA School would like to thank all of you in the community who so generously donated to help improve heart health, both here and across America. If you are interested in learning more about the American Heart Association and how to keep your heart healthy, please visit the AHA website at www.heart.org.