Cheerleaders help shelter in need
August 15, 2012
By Michele Mihalovich
The Mount Si High School cheerleaders raised nearly $1,500 and a pickup full of products for the House of Hope in North Bend.
Kari Weed, mother of Hailey Weed, who will be a freshman cheerleader this fall, said the cheer squad and many parents held a carwash June 30, along with a personal hygiene and cleaning products drive at three local grocery stores.
“When we went to the grocery stores, we were just asking people if they could donate products, but people just started handing us cash,” Kari Weed said. “It’s just wonderful how giving everybody is in this community.”
The House of Hope, which opened in 2008, is a shelter for abused and homeless women and their children.
Kari Weed said the nearly 40 Wildcat cheerleaders decided to donate to the organization because one of the cheerleaders and her mother needed to use the shelter at one point in their lives.
Michele Mihalovich: 392-6434, ext. 246, or email@example.com. Comment at www.snovalleystar.com.