Durham Intermediate Schools is raising money for victims of the central Texas wildfires. In September, flames burned through more than 33,000 acres destroying more than 550 houses and killing two people. The Texas Forest Service referred to the blaze as the most destructive wildfire on record.
To provide financial help to fire victims, the DIS Student Council kicked off a fundraiser to benefit fire victims in Bastrop and Smithville ISD. With the help of the DIS PTO, students purchased 260 small teddy bears and decorated each one. The bears are on display in the DIS libraray. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the bears will be sold in a silent auction with proceeds going towards the Bastrop and Smithville ISD Employee Relief Funds.
This act of kindness and compassion for fire victims was also featured in a brief morning show segment on the local NBC station, KXAS-TV.
The bears are very unique, ranging from college to professional sports, holidays, literary characters and of course, Dragon bears! All of the bears have been posted to a special website for viewing. There is also a Silent Bidding Form available for download. Contact Durham Intermediate School for more information.
Students at Carroll ISD’s Rockenbaugh Elementary also hosted a donation drive for fire victims, click here to read the story.