In honor of the 3,497 Americans who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, students at Dexter Community Schools held a support drive for Faith in Action (FIA) in Chelsea on Friday.
FIA is a community-funded, faith-based assistance and resource center that provides food and services to families in Chelsea and Dexter.
During Friday's "day of service," each of the district's five schools collected personal care items throughout the day to donate to the Faith in Action pantry. Through the generosity of Dexter families, the schools collected thousands of items, according to Superintendent Mary Marshall’s office.
Craig McCalla, principal at said the event was a big success.
“Dexter Schools' Day of Service was a huge success. Cornerstone students and families came through for the Dexter community and donated hundreds of items for our local Faith in Action," McCalla said. "I want to give a huge thank you to all the students and families that participated."
Calls to other district principals were not returned at press time.