Prairie View Adventist School in the Panhandle of Nebraska has only two students this year. But that did not stop them from accepting the challenge of raising money to assist Adventist schools who did not have insurance and suffered damages in recent hurricanes and floods.
The amount of the check they mailed this week to the North American Division for the education fundraiser was $2,003.52. Raising that much money was not an easy task for such a small school. Carlene Lang, teacher at Prairie View School, and her students hosted a soup supper before the Chadron church’s business meeting. They also approached businesses in Chadron seeking additional funds.
“We were short less than $100 of the $2,000 mark when a member ‘got wind’ of how much we were short and called telling me he had some work for the boys to do at his place and he would donate another $100,” Lang.
“I find it incredible that these two boys with their teacher raised over $2,000 for the NAD education fundraiser,” said LouAnn Howard, director of education for the Mid-America Union Conference. According to Gary Kruger, director of education for the Kansas-Nebraska Conference, the funds will be used to repair Adventist educational institutions impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Elder Larry Blackmer, director of education for the NAD, has challenged all schools in North America to participate in this fundraiser. Additionally, Howard reported that over $6,000 was received in offerings on Sabbath during the NAD Year End meetings, with pledges for another $5,000.
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