Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

AHA Students Raise $7K for Puerto Rico

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

AHA Students Raise $7K for Puerto Rico

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Melina Tidwell Torres of North Arlington was one of several students at the Academy of Holy Angels in Demarest to take part in a massive fundraising effort that amassed $7,042 to help four teachers from Academia Perpetuo Socorro in San Juan, Puerto Rico, who lost everything due to Hurricane Maria.

AHA and students demonstrated that a goal can be an artificial limit, as the school community pushed past its original $3,000 challenge before Thanksgiving 2017, and then exceeded the revised challenge of $5,000. The Academy joined the recovery effort, heeding the call of Provincial Leader Charmaine Krohe of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, AHA's founders and sponsors.

The Spanish National Honor Society spearheaded AHA's collaborative fundraising, with the support of several other school organizations. …

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