Students, parents and teachers from several San Mateo-Foster City School District schools raised more than $4,000 in relief funds for victims of the San Bruno explosion and fire, the district said Wednesday.
Several elementary and middle schools held fundraisers and collections after the disaster and raised $4,387 for the survivors, the school district said in a statement.
The student council at Beresford Elementary School in San Mateo raised $719 through a coin drive, the school district said. That money was donated to the San Bruno Lions Club.
The Lions Club also received $50 raised by Parkside Elementary School in San Mateo, the school district said.
Bowditch Middle School in Foster City raised more than $1,000 through homeroom donations, a bake sale, and donations from staff and parents, the school district said. The funds will be divided among five families impacted by the fire.
That money was presented to the Crestmoor Elementary School Student Council along with individual cards written and designed by Bowditch Middle School students, the district said.
The Brewer Island Elementary School Student Council raised the largest amount of relief money, the district reported. A week-long collection at that Foster City school brought in $1,996, which was donated in full to the Glenview Fire Recovery Fund, the district said.
Finally, several sixth grade homerooms at the Bayside S.T.E.M. Academy in San Mateo raised $622 for San Bruno relief efforts through coin donations, the district said.
“Our hearts go out to the families who were affected by the disaster,” district Superintendent Pendery Clark said in the statement. “We are proud of our students for making an effort to support the families and the community of San Bruno.”