The members of the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) at E.C. Brice Elementary School held a bottled water and Gatorade drive to benefit the Mount Pleasant Fire Department. Members collected bottles from March 27-April 15 and were able to donate approximately 1,200 bottles of water and over 250 bottles of Gatorade.
“E.C. Brice, along with NEHS, has done an amazing job collecting bottled water and Gatorade to show our fire fighters how much we appreciate everything they do for our school and community,” said Brice NEHS Advisor, Rachel Findley.
“Firefighters use water to put out fires but they also need water to stay hydrated while they fight the fires,” said Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator, Larry McRae. “We carry water and Gatorade on all of our fire apparatus so we can have plenty on scene for them to drink. The water donated by NEHS will be used for this. We appreciate the time and effort the members of the NEHS gave to gather the water and Gatorade for us. It is good to know we have young people that care enough to do this for us.”
Firefighters pictured (l-r) include: Captain Adam Decker, Cody Craig, Bradley Stockinger, Aaron Williams, Chief Larry McRae, Deputy Chief Aristeo Rodriguez, Brian Fairchild, Casey Sanders, Caleb Daniels and Adam Cook. NEHS members pictured include (l-r) back row: Edwin Valerio (in front of Chief McRae), Erick Bernardi, Cristopher Gonzalez, Jayden Loewen, Cohen Gillean, Sergio Moreno; front row (l-r): Mackenzie Jaime, Maggie Wilson, Ayda Payne, Mary Beth Snyder, Melany Morales and Karyme Sanchez.