Sarah Gurney’s Grade 2 class at Rossland Summit School raised $332 for Canada Red Cross to support the Fort McMurray evacuees.

Sarah Gurney’s Grade 2 class at Rossland Summit School raised $332 for Canada Red Cross to support the Fort McMurray evacuees.

Rossland Grade 2 students raise money for Fort McMurray evacuees

Sarah Gurney’s class at Rossland Summit School held a bake sale last Thursday to raise money for Fort McMurray evacuees.

Grade 2 students in Rossland have been raising money for the Fort McMurray evacuees.

Sarah Gurney’s class at Rossland Summit School (RSS) held a bake sale last Thursday to raise money for Canada Red Cross to support those who were forced to flee their homes because of the Fort McMurray fire.

“We’ve done it to raise money for Fort McMurray for the fire,” explained Kylie Na, one of the students.

“We did a bake sale to raise money for them so they could have clothes and they can get a house,” said Chloe McLeod, another Grade 2 student.

Among those who evacuated due to the fire was Gurney’s brother.

“My younger brother works up in Fort Mac as a quality control officer and he was evacuated,” she said. “He’s going back to work on the 20th, but he had to come home. He let all his employees go and then he went last.”

The class raised $332 at the bake sale, which was matched by the federal government for a total of $664.

RSS will also be supporting Fort McMurray through its school beef jerky and cookie dough fundraiser. Half of what is raised will support the school and the other half will go to Canada Red Cross.

The class that sells the most wins a pizza party, and Gurney’s class challenges their fellow students to out-fundraise them.

Those who don’t know an RSS student, but would like to support the school and Canada Red Cross by buying beef jerky or cookie dough can contact PAC members Denine Brownlee (denine.brownlee@gmail.com) or Keri Prough (keriprough@gmail.com).