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St. Thomas More Catholic School fifth-graders raise $1,300 for Ebola crisis

Pictured from left to right on the front row, Fran Barbeito, Katherine Clark, along with Paige Fulton, Abby Breschi on the back row.
Pictured from left to right on the front row, Fran Barbeito, Katherine Clark, along with Paige Fulton, Abby Breschi on the back row. COURTESY OF CATHY ELMORE

Four fifth-graders from St. Thomas More Catholic School in Chapel Hill raised $1,300 in two days to aid Ebola virus victims and caregivers in West Africa.

Fran Barbeito, Katherine Clark, Paige Fulton and Abby Breschi were concerned about the country’s Ebola crisis, and wanted to do something to help. They approached St. Thomas More Principal Michael Ashton and asked to do a collection.

The four students, with assistance from their teachers Marilyn Stuit and Angela Blum, spread the word to the school community about the collection, made signs and collected money during morning carpool.

The money was fast-tracked to Catholic Relief Services, which assists a hospital In Nigeria.

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