Parma students to walk for veterans

November 6, 2012 by  

Dentzler Elementary School students will be putting their best foot forward this Thursday, November 8, to help out veterans and their families. Funds raised through the walk will go towards the construction of a Fisher House in Cleveland.

Somewhat similar to the Ronald McDonald House program, the Fisher House program consists of homes built around the United States to help house the families of veterans who may be undergoing treatment at nearby hospitals. Plans for the Cleveland Fisher House are in place to begin construction next year.

However, the money must first be raised before the building process can commence. Dentzler Elementary students, who have asked for pledges, will walk nearly a mile around the school. The students’ goal for this year is to raise at least $500. Veterans are also encouraged to walk with the kids and who are able will donate $1 to walk.

Fundraising events and activities often raise awareness within the community by drawing up a flyer, printing it and posting or distributing it throughout the area. At some fundraising events, banner printing and poster printing may also be used to encourage those in attendance to donate to the cause.

The Veterans Day Walk is scheduled to take place at 10:30 am directly following an assembly at the school at 10:00 am. The assembly will include the singing of patriotic songs and a presentation, including photos of military members who are friends and family members of staff and students at the school.