On August 25, 2017, Aransas County Independent School was Ground Zero for Hurricane Harvey. To assist the district in its rebuilding LYS announced the PowerWalks Hurricane Relief Challenge which was supposed to run from August 25 to September 30, 2018. And the LYS Nation stepped up!
Then Hurricanes Irma and Maria ransacked Florida and Puerto Rico. So, LYS extended the PowerWalks Hurricane Relief Challenge through October 31, 2018. And the LYS Nation stepped up!
But in October the extent of the devastation that occurred in both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to the hurricanes was revealed. So, LYS announced that the PowerWalks Hurricane Relief Challenge would be extended through December 22, 2018. And the nickels keep adding up. Here are the current donation totals:
August 2017: 5,211 PowerWalks classroom visits, generating a donation of $300.00
September 2017: 39,135 PowerWalks classroom visits, generating a donation of $2,000.00
October 2017: 49,222 PowerWalks classroom visits, generating a donation of $2,500.00
November 2017 (in progress): 16,145 PowerWalks classroom visits generating a donation of $807.25
So far, the running totals for the PowerWalks Hurricane Relief Challenge are 109,983 visits for a current donation of $5,607.25
As proof that the LYS Nation is going above and beyond to meet this challenge, we’ll share some historical numbers. From August 25, 2016 to November 10, 2016 there were 54,741 classroom observations that no other group of schools can match. Unless the comparison group is made up of motivated LYSers.
Because LYS Nation, from August 25, 2017 to November 10, 2017 you have now conducted 109,983 PowerWalks! Don’t stop now!
Keep Stepping Up!
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