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Fridley Spanish Club contributes to earthquake relief
Posted 10/09/2017 10:49AM

The Fridley High School Spanish Club held a fundraiser in an effort to raise money for victims of the recent earthquakes in Mexico. On September 7, 2017, a 8.1 magnitude earthquake devastated southern Mexico. A few short weeks later on September 19, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Mexico City. Both disasters killed more than 400 people.

To coincide with other homecoming activities, the club organized and sold tiger (high school mascot) tattoos during Homecoming Week.

Spanish Club Advisors Emily Latzka and Elizabeth Winkelman said the club chose to organize this fundraiser since there are a number of students in Fridley High School who are from Mexico, and/or have family members that currently live in Mexico.

“We wanted to help and show them that we care about what happened,” Latzka shared.

The effort also helped to raise awareness of the disasters and the need for aid.

The amount of support that the Spanish Club received from Fridley students was tremendous.

“We sold out within two days,” Latzka said. “Many students and staff were super generous and threw in extra money as a donation.”

Nearly $300 will be donated to the cause, combined with student council money from the Homecoming car smash. The proceeds will be donated through Project Paz where 100 percent of the money will be used directly for relief through their partnership with the El Paso Community Foundation and other partners in Mexico.


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