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Dollars-for-Disasters kicks off on Monday

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - On Monday, Jan. 24 Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools will kick off their fifth annual Dollars-for-Disasters week campaign. The Dollars-for-Disaster week benefits the American Red Cross.

There are 39 schools participating this year and students are asked to donate $1 between Jan. 24 and Jan. 28.  All the money raised will help provide food, shelter, clothing and other basic necessities to victims of local disasters, like house fires.

"By participating in dollars for disasters students will learn that their dollar added to the dollars of their fellow students will add up to make a big difference in our community" said Savannah American Red Cross CEO Robin Wingate in a news release.

SCCPS has also teamed up with Domino's Pizza to give the class that raises the most money in each school a pizza party.

"Dollars-for-Disasters was extremely successful last year. We raised almost $19,000 which is enough to help over thirty families affected by disasters," said Robin Wingate in a news release. "We are so appreciative of the support from the schools in partnering with American Red Cross again this year. Many people in our community will be helped through their efforts."

The event will officially kick off with a ceremony at the Board of Education at 11:00 a.m. in room 103.

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