Student leaders at both Boulder and Broomfield high schools have raised and donated money to help residents and our forests recover from the Cal-Wood and Lefthand fires.
“Many of our council members were either directly impacted, or had friends or neighbors impacted by the fires,” said Russell Selnau, math teacher and leadership advisor to the council’s roughly 40 members. “They wanted to do what they could to support those in need who were already living through a pandemic, and now were faced with potentially losing their homes, businesses, and more.”
The Broomfield High student council collected money from the school and community in an online drive – via Instagram, Snapchat, and email – and donated $595 to the foundation’s relief efforts because of the negative impact the fires were having on the state.
“As a student council, we’re driven to help others in our school and community,” said council co-president Kailey Morales. “During the pandemic, we’ve had trouble coming up with ways to connect with the people around us, but we felt that donating to this cause would be a good way to help others.”
Thank you, Broomfield and Boulder high schools! We accomplish more together than we do alone.