Executive Director of Midcoast Red Cross Organization Will Address Hyde School

Bath, ME—On Thursday, February 18, Connie Jones, executive director of the Midcoast Red Cross Organization, will visit Hyde School to thank students and staff for the work they accomplished in order to raise funds for Haitian earthquake victims.

Students at Hyde School, a national leader in character education, recently launched a grassroots fundraising and awareness campaign for the relief efforts in Haiti. The events coordinated were a 3v3 basketball tournament, a dress down day, a bake sale, a school raffle, and an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Local companies, such as Beale Street Pub and Dominoes donated their services as prizes for the top three finalists in the 3v3 tournament. As a result, the Hyde community raised $2,635 in its efforts to help the earthquake-ravaged country.

“These events were a great way to bring the Hyde community together for a good cause and to show our support for the people of Haiti,” states Head of School Don MacMillan. The Hyde community was personally affected when one of its students received news that her brother was one of the 200,000 reported dead.

“We are very proud as a community of our efforts and contributions to Haiti,” states Head of School Don MacMillan.

For more information about this event and other Hyde events, contact Laura Lokitis at 207-443-7111; llokitis@hyde.edu.