Drumheller Valley Secondary School Student Council, grades 7-12 took a vote on March 5th, to where the proceeds from their lunchtime concessions should go.

Cindy Sereda, one of the Student Council Advisors from DVSS wanted to acknowledge the students for their act of kindness towards the families that were affected by the devastation of the house fires on Sunday, March 3rd.

"I was just letting everyone in Drum know that our Student Council, which consists of grade seven to grade twelve students from DVSS, on Tuesday, March 5th, voted at our regular meeting and they wanted to donate proceeds from our concession, that they run at lunchtime, to the families affected by the fires the weekend before our meeting," said Sereda.

According to Drumheller Fire Chief Bruce Wade, reports of the blaze started to come in around 4:30 pm on Sunday, March 3.

For the DVSS students to come up with this on their own is really amazing and a very proud moment for all, knowing they are helping these residents.

"The students are doing really great things and making great choices on their own," Sereda said, "The Student Council voted and they purchased two, one-hundred and fifty dollar Visa gift cards for the families that were affected and lost their homes due to the fires."

All of the students signed a card for each of the families and are hoping to deliver it personally, but if they can't do that, they will rely on the Salvation Army in Drumheller to see that the cards and gift cards get to these families directly.

"It was the students' idea. right down to the type of gift card. There was a discussion about whether it should be for groceries or a restaurant. They said, why not do a Visa gift card where they can spend it wherever they need. That was a really great idea on the kids' part," said Sereda who is really proud of the unselfish act that these students have shown towards their community.

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