PEORIA - The students at Limestone Walters Elementary School are rebuilding hope for a local teacher who lost their home in the Washington Tornado.
However this educator doesn’t know it yet.
The student council came up with the idea to design and sell t-shirts to raise money.
They’ve sold 200 shirts at five dollars each.
In total, they’ve raised $1,000 so far.
"We wanted there to be a name with the money. We wanted it to stay local. Although the Red Cross is an amazing organization, we wanted to know that it stayed local,” said Miranda Ligenfelter, a teacher at Limestone Walters.
They plan to surprise the teacher with the money next week.