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Dededo students collect funds for Japan

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - From Hagatna to Dededo, they may be small but their hearts are big when it comes to helping our neighbors in Japan. At Maria Ulloa Elementary School in Dededo, the Home of the Caribous, students collected money that will go to help the victims of the disaster in Japan.

It was more than just a pep rally to end Public Schools Week at Ulloa Elementary this morning, but also a celebration of humanity. Today a "Dollar Drive" was held on campus, as a school administrator said, "We thought it would be a great idea. Today marks exactly one week. Earthquake struck, we thought maybe with a joint effort of our Ulloa family we could help our friends and families."

Matter of fact, according to school administrators, some staff and teachers from Maria Ulloa Elementary actually have family in Japan now. "We're hoping that our prayers carry through," one said.

With prayers and monies raised today these students are another example of the kindness and compassion within us all. "Although they are far away they're still a neighboring country and we offer any help that we could," a faculty member said.

There's a total of 696 students enrolled at Maria Ulloa, and they raised well over $700. Way to go caribous!

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