Gaston Co. Schools raise over $25,000 for schools affected by SC flood

Photo from Gaston County Schools

Gaston County Schools raised more than $25,000 in  nickels for those affected by the flood in S.C.

The "Nickels for Neighbors" fundraiser raised $25,184.55, it will be distributed to the schools in Clarendon and Williamsburg counties. 

The amount raised is equivalent to 503,691 nickels.

Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker stated, “We are overwhelmed by the amount of money collected for the ‘Nickels 4 Neighbors’ campaign.  Our goal was to have each of our 55 schools contribute $200 to the fundraising effort.  Obviously, we more than doubled our fundraising goal thanks to the incredible support of our students, parents and school employees.”

“We selected Clarendon County after learning about how the flood devastated that community,” added Booker.  “We chose Williamsburg County after one of our school social workers asked if we would consider helping her home county.  It did not take long for us to decide to ‘adopt’ the schools in both counties.”