NBC Chicago meteorologist Byron Miranda visited Heineman near the end end of the school year to report on the sixth-grade class’s extraordinary fundraising efforts to help bring clean water to Haiti. The story first aired on Tuesday, July 5, and will again air Saturday, July 9, during the 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. broadcasts on NBC Chicago (Channel 5).
The story is also featured online with other Making a Difference stories from throughout the Chicago area at http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Making-a-Difference-326778321.html.
Sixth-grade classrooms competed in a variety of fundraisers, totaling about $5,300 to benefit Food for the Poor, an organization that brings services to impoverished areas of Latin America and the Caribbean. That money helped the organization build two new wells in Haiti.