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May 24, 2013 5:06 PM by Meteorologist Matt Terhune

Elementary Students Raising Money For Oklahoma Tornado Victims

SINTON - After the devastation done by the Oklahoma tornado earlier this week, a group of Welder Elementary students are planning for a big fundraising event.

The students will be washing cars, selling cupcakes, sausage wraps, and lemonade to help the children affected by the tornado.

Jaiden and Shiloh Jasso hope the money they raise can help victims buy clothes, shoes, and shelter.

Their mom noticed that the children were upset at the damage caused by the tornado.

Chrissy Aguirre says, "They saw and Landen got really distraught. He's the emotional one. Jaiden came up with...he said I have 2 dollars in my piggy bank we can raise money for them."

Then their original goal was to collect $500 for the Red Cross, but they have already achieved that.

So I asked them what their goal for donations is now.

Landen Jasso says, "A thousand three hundred two. No, a thousand, " then Shiloh Jasso says, "A thousand and five hundred," and Landen finishes, "No, I think it's a thousand three hundred twenty dollars.

When I asked them how they think of all the nice people donating money, Jaiden said, "They're very kind and helpful and nice."

So if you want to help the boys and other Sinton students make a big Red Cross donation to help those damaged by the Oklahoma tornado...their car wash will be held this Sunday, May 26, at the parking lot of O'Reilly Auto Parts store in Sinton on Sinton Street.

Dora the explorer will be at the event and music will be provided by DJ Young Gun.

The fundraiser starts at noon and won't end until they're done.

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