On December 13, Lincoln County Schools launched the “Bring a Dollar” campaign to help Kentucky tornado victims. The district was able to raise $4,631.23 which will be sent to independent schools in Dawson Springs to help students and families recover from the devastating tornadoes.
Dawson Springs is a small community in western Kentucky that was in the direct path of tornadoes in mid-December. In an interview with CNN, Dawson Springs Mayor Chris Smiley said 75% of the city was wiped out by the tornado. The tornado also claimed the life of Jenny Bruce, who was a member of the Dawson Springs School Board and had worked for the school district for 40 years.
The “Bring a Buck” campaign was a week-long fundraising campaign (12/13-12/17) that asked students and staff to bring $1 to the school to donate to to help students in school districts affected by tornadoes.
“We wanted to choose an inclusive dollar amount for all students who wanted to participate. We also wanted to select a district that we knew needed help,” said Lincoln County Schools Communications Coordinator Brad Smith. “Dawson Springs is a rural community just like our small towns in Lincoln County. We are happy to be able to send the funds there to hopefully help them recover.
Lincoln County will send funds raised directly to independent schools in Dawson Springs.