Elementary students in Panama City, California, and Paradise, California, received a “Snow Storm of Kindness” from youngsters at McVay Elementary School.
Storms come in many varieties. Headlines have been dominated in recent months by news of two disasters, in particular, that brought parts of our country to its knees. On October 10, Michael plowed into the Florida panhandle as a major Category 4 storm, the strongest hurricane ever to hit that region, becoming one of the costliest U.S. natural disasters of all time, with property and economic damages that could top $30 billion. Shortly thereafter, on November 8, the nation was gripped with the tragic news of the tragic Camp Fire that blazed through Paradise, California and surrounding areas, scorching thousands of acres, destroying homes and businesses, and leaving nearly 100 casualties in its wake.
Processing such devastation is difficult for adults, who often are at a loss for how to help. The children at McVay Elementary School, however, decided pupils in these ravaged areas could benefit from a “Snow Storm of Kindness.” So they raised money for the Red Cross, sent snowflakes of friendship made from old homework assignments, and created posters, pictures and cards encouraging their peers on each coast not to lose hope because “their new friends are here to help.”