November 3, 2017

McCrory Lauds Metacomet School Students Who Raised ‘Pennies For Puerto Rico’

photo of Senator McCrory at Metacomet School.

BLOOMFIELD—State Senator Doug McCrory (D-Hartford) surprised 3rd- and 4th-grade students at Metacomet Elementary Schools’ monthly Community Forum on Friday, November 3, 2017 when he presented a state citation to the 230 students, teachers, faculty and parents in recognition of their work raising $1,854.35 for hurricane disaster relief in Puerto Rico.

The “Pennies for Puerto Rico” fundraiser began after a Metecomet teacher showed 4th-grade students photographs of Puerto Rico before and after it was hit by Hurricane Maria on September 19. The students raised $789.01—which was matched by Principal Freeman Burr—while staff raised another $258.33.

The citation, offered by members of the General Assembly’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, lauded the Metacomet students and staff for their “your compassion and willingness to take action to help people far away that you have never met.”