Students at Kelley School in Newark raised $180 for local disaster relief through the selling of 5-cent paper stockings.

Representatives from the American Red Cross attended a special presentation at the Norman R. Kelley Intermediate School in Newark Dec. 17.

The students at the school raised $180 for local disaster relief through the selling of 5-cent paper stockings. The students sold 3,600 paper stockings in December.

“We are very proud of the students and all of the hard work put into raising these funds,” said Red Cross Development Director Krystal Kowalski. “It just goes to show that anyone can make a difference in the lives of someone in need.”

The funds raised will be used to support local disaster relief programs in Wayne County. The Red Cross provides emergency food, clothing, shelter, medications, toys, and mental health counseling to over 200 disaster victims a year.

To help victims of disasters in Wayne County, donate directly to the American Red Cross or set up a fundraiser. Contact the American Red Cross at 331-3783, email kkowalskirc@rochester.rr.com or visit www.waynecountyredcross.org for more information.

All disaster assistance is provided free of charge and made possible by local donations.