Troy Middle School students raise money for South Sudan

(NEWS10)

TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Students at Troy Middle School hoping to make a difference in South Sudan on Saturday.

Seventh grade English Language Arts (ELA) students walked a mile around the school’s track to raise money for those affected by the water crisis in South Sudan.

Teachers say they were inspired by the book A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park.

The students created their own fundraising website with a goal of raising $5,000. The best part is students will get to see the fruits of their labor.

“Our name will get to go on a well and we’ll actually get to see the village that we helped and we can actually see the good that we do.”

Students also organized a semi-formal to support their fundraising efforts called the Fresh Water Gala.

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