Area High School Students Make Big Contribution


A group of 32 students from Delphos St. John High School in Delphos, Ohio spearheaded a school-wide effort to raise money to help victims of the tornado that struck the area in March. On Friday, the students assisted with clean-up efforts at the Four Seasons RV Campground.

Chrissy Elwer, advisor for the school’s Missions Society, said that during Holy Week, the students led a coin drive campaign to raise money for the area. The drive, named Cups of Change, was expected to raise $1,000. Elwer and co-advisor Lynette Haehn were surprised to learn the campaign netted $5857.13.

When it came time to choose a focus for the group’s monthly service project, the clean-up day at Four Seasons seemed to be a logical choice. “It made sense for the students to come help,” Elwer noted. “The students were shocked to learn that almost 100 students lost their homes in the storm. It makes it real for them,” she said.

Logan County Emergency Management Director Helen Norris said she received a call from Elwer and they began coordinating the visit. When clean-up is complete, new electric service will be installed and the campground will host campers for temporary housing.

Norris discusses the groups that were there: 

The money raised by the school will be presented to the United Way of Logan County.