The Scotland County High School Red Cross Club recently became “heroes” in the eyes of its parent organization when the club raised $1,000 for the local chapter of the nonprofit agency.
“I am amazed that this small club, in their first year of existence, was able to be designated as Red Cross ‘heroes’ for reaching the $1000 mark in their fundraising efforts,” said Carol Ann Lentz, executive director of the local Red Cross chapter.
The group raised much of the money through a fundraiser held last month at the Pizza Inn in Laurinburg, where club members waited and bussed tables, filled drinks, and seated customers.
“They raised almost $700 in tips alone,” Lentz said. “I am very impressed by the hard work, fresh ideas, and new ideas that have come from this group. The Scotland County High School Red Cross Club is awesome.”
Former Club President Kayla Pate, a 2011 graduate of the high school, said she was “really excited” that the club became “heroes.”
“It was our goal when we started the club to raise $1000 and become Red Cross Heroes,” she said.
“I want to tell the community that on behalf of the club we thank them for coming out to Pizza Inn and supporting our efforts. I know this donation will do a lot of good for the local chapter.”
Lentz said the money will be used exclusively “to support the mission of the American Red Cross in Scotland County.”
Any individual, civic group, church, or business can become a Red Cross hero by raising $1000.
For information call the Scotland County chapter office at 276-0600.