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Marshall Road Elementary Raises Money to Support Veterans

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Jennifer Heiges, MRES principal, Beth Eachus, PTA president, and Amanda Waltrip, PTA vice-president, present a check for $532 to Ron Patterson from the local chapter of the American Legion. The American Legion will use the money to help homeless veterans in the DC metropolitan area.

Marshall Road Elementary School (MRES) is donating $532 as part of its project to support military veterans.

MRES partnered with the American Legion to raise money to help homeless veterans in the D.C. metropolitan area.

“All of us at Marshall Road are sensitive to the unbelievable toll that 11 years of war has taken on our armed forces,” said Gary Hinson, assistant principal at MRES. “We are proud to extend a helping hand to our veterans through these donations from our students, their families and our faculty and staff.”

Last school year, MRES completed 50 service projects in honor of its fiftieth anniversary. This year, MRES continues the momentum in community service with its plan to complete 10 new school-wide projects—known as the “Big Ten” —by the end of the school year. This is their fifth project.

“Serving the community is such a large part of who we are,” said Beth Eachus, MRES PTA president.

In addition to a monetary donation, some members of the MRES community participated in the Wounded Warrior thank you card program to send digital thank you cards to Wounded Warriors. The thank you cards are distributed in hospitals and at wounded warrior events.

For a list of other projects, visit http://marshallroadpta.org/community/the-big-ten/.