Bethany Novak, Kaylie Reed, Terra Elmore, Leah Pehling, Cassie Mills, and Hannah Mullally, with River Elmore in front.
Lake Stevens Middle School students care about their community, and seventh grader Terra Elmore is living proof of that.
For the last two weeks, Elmore has spear-headed a drive to raise funds for the Silva family who is trying to adopt a disabled child from Eastern Europe.
Noah lives in an orphanage, and a Lake Stevens family is willing to adopt him, but needs help to bring Noah to his new home.
Elmore organized a group of friends to collect money at school and from the wider community. They have stationed themselves outside Safeway after school and on weekends, and they have given up their lunch free time to collect students’ donations during lunch times at LSMS.
At school they read announcements and make promotional flyers. So far they have collected more than $800.
Anyone interested in helping can visit the family’s website about Noah at http://www.silvamoose.com/.