EDITORIAL: Helping those in need

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 9, 2023

It was recently announced that five schools in Lawrence County are recipients of Big Cover Up grants from United Way of the River Cities.

Altogether United Way distributed $27,500 in funds for school charitable projects in its coverage area between Ohio and West Virginia, with recipient schools each getting $1,720.

These funds will be put to good use on student-led efforts here in Lawrence County.

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For instance, at South Point High School, the funds will go to their annual Christmas Project, put on by honors students to purchase clothing and toys for students in the district in need.

While at Ironton High School, the funds will be used by students to purchase winter clothing for those who need it, and, at Symmes Valley, students will use them to buy hygiene items for families in need.

In addition, projects at Fairland and Dawson-Bryant high schools will receive grants from United Way.

These funds, in addition to helping those who need it, also give a boost to student projects and effort, most of which take place annually at the schools, which instill leadership and values in all who take part.

We appreciate the United Way for this funding each year and wish all students involved in these projects the best in their efforts.