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St. John Fisher Students Raise Money for Hurricane Victims

St. John Fisher in Rancho Palos Verdes is raising money to help support St. Denis School in New Jersey.

Students at St. John Fisher in Rancho Palos Verdes are lending a hand to a fellow Catholic school in New Jersey battered by Hurricane Sandy.

As part of a "Bucks for the Boardwalk" fundraising campaign spearheaded by Vice Principal Tracey Martin, students are raising money to support St. Denis School in the Trenton Diocese, according to a report from the (Trenton) Monitor.

"When we heard about the disaster, we really wanted to do something on a personal level," Martin told the newspaper.

As part of the campaign, each student donated a minimum of $5. The school also planned two dress-down days subtitled "Denim for Denis," and funds from the school's recycling and Jamba Juice fundraisers will also be donated.

Martin also said they hope the outreach will not be a "one-shot" deal. "We hope to continue a dialogue between the schools, to have an ongoing effort of fellowship for this year and possibly future years," she said.

"I want the St. Denis School community to know that we are thinking about you and praying for all affected by Sandy," Martin told the newspaper. "We need to support each other in this special ministry of Catholic education."

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