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The Student Government at
Waite High School set a goal this year to raise $10 thousand for Honor Flight
Northwest Ohio, and they've already topped that goal.
They're new mission is to
raise $12 thousand by the end of May, and they're doing it by holding multiple
lucrative fundraisers, the most recent of which happened Monday evening at the
Ralphie's on Navarre Ave., where ten percent of every person's bill is going to
The fundraiser featured
students and their families, along with others who decided to pop in to support
This is the latest in an
ongoing effort to raise the money.
During warmer months, students held a car wash to collect donations.
The goal of the Honor
Flight Network is to help veterans travel to Washington, D.C. to see their war
memorials. With the help of donations,
the flight and trip is free of charge.
Student organizers say it's
their small way of saying thank you.
"We look back and we see
all these veterans that go to war for us, and help us," said Waite student Jason
Kendall. "They get nothing in return, so
this is one way that we can pay tribute."
Students say the money
they raise will go specifically towards paying for the plane tickets each veteran
will need to board the planes.