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Mikayla Walton, a fifth-grader at Liberty Intermediate School at RAF Lakenheath, England, set up a bake sale at her school to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims this week. The students raised about $500 their first day and hoped to collect $1,000 to send to Air Force families or children who lost their homes in the disaster.
Mikayla Walton, a fifth-grader at Liberty Intermediate School at RAF Lakenheath, England, set up a bake sale at her school to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims this week. The students raised about $500 their first day and hoped to collect $1,000 to send to Air Force families or children who lost their homes in the disaster. (Russ Rizzo / S&S)
Mikayla Walton, a fifth-grader at Liberty Intermediate School at RAF Lakenheath, England, set up a bake sale at her school to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims this week. The students raised about $500 their first day and hoped to collect $1,000 to send to Air Force families or children who lost their homes in the disaster.
Mikayla Walton, a fifth-grader at Liberty Intermediate School at RAF Lakenheath, England, set up a bake sale at her school to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims this week. The students raised about $500 their first day and hoped to collect $1,000 to send to Air Force families or children who lost their homes in the disaster. (Russ Rizzo / S&S)
Jacob Decker, also a fifth-grader at Liberty Intermediate School, sells cookies.
Jacob Decker, also a fifth-grader at Liberty Intermediate School, sells cookies. (Russ Rizzo / S&S)

WüRZBURG, Germany — Members of Würzburg American High School’s 11th Junior ROTC battalion are canvassing door-to-door in their communities to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Douglas Rudd, the battalion’s instructor, said the squad’s student commander, Cadet Lt. Col. Luke Seely, proposed the idea early last week as a community service project. The cadets got the necessary approvals from the Department of Defense Dependent Schools and U.S. Army Europe before beginning their campaign.

The battalion’s 100-plus cadets have raised about $2,300 so far in Giebelstadt, Kitzingen, Schweinfurt and Bad Kissingen as well as in Würzburg. One student alone, Cadet 2nd Lt. Carly Sipes, has raised $800, Rudd said.

The cadets will continue their effort through Sept. 30. Andrews Federal Credit Union has agreed to match all donations. Rudd said anyone wishing to donate can make out a check to the Würzburg American High School Student Activity Fund and address it to:

Würzburg American High School

Att: JROTC

Unit 26621

APO AE 09036

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