2017-09-09 / The Bullhorn

RCS dedicates Jeans Day to natural disaster

By Ariel Evans
Bullhorn Reporter

The Roxboro Community School (RCS) Future Farmers of America (FFA) club organized “Jeans Day for Texas” on Sept. 1, 2017, and raised $2,530.66.

The money made from the jeans day will go to The American Red Cross for relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.

FFA is an organization that helps every student create a successful path in leadership, personal growth and agriculture education.

Gina Lunsford, FFA advisor, and her students were talking about the disasters in Texas and they wanted to do something to help.

Lunsford called a good friend, Ron Jeffreys to ask where to begin. Person County residents Jeffreys and Jason “Skeet” Wilborn helped out when Hurricane Matthew struck Florida.

RCS has a jeans day approximately every other Friday. A jeans day is when the students can wear jeans by donating $2 that goes towards school materials, teams, and fundraisers.

When asked if FFA will do more projects like this Lunsford said, “I feel like it’s very important for young people that are blessed, like we are here [at RCS], to give to those that suffer.”

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