Merrill students write letters of hope to Okla. victims
MERRILL (WAOW) -
elementary students in Merrill heard of the devastation in Oklahoma,
they immediately decided to help. Merrill was hit with a tornado two years ago.
had an EF-3 and they had an EF-5 and I can't imagine how much worse
that would be," said fourth grader Sawyer Schmitz.
the tornado hit Merrill, homes and businesses were destroyed.
family was hiding in the basement, and my brother and sister and I
were all really scared," said Schmitz.
at Jefferson Elementary School wanted those in Oklahoma to know
they're thinking about them.
friend, I would like to let you know that you are not alone,"
said fourth grader Andrew Tritten.
entire class wrote cards with messages of compassion and
hope you can recover from everything. It's OK, your friend, Jordan,"
said Jordan Brzoznowski.
of the other letters were of hope.
sorry a lot that you lost your family or friends, and I hope that you
can keep a smile on your face," said fourth grader Vanessa
am so sorry for your loss in your city. I hope all of you feel
better. The sun will protect you from the storms. Your friend from
far away, Mason William Scott Forehand," said Forehand as he
read his card aloud to his classmates.
say they hope these cards will help Oklahoma heal.
like that can happen, but we get through it because of how we all
reach out and help each other," said fourth grade teacher Karla
students hope to send the cards to the victims in Oklahoma next week.