Haisley fourth grader inspires school to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

“Would you be so kind as to donate to the people who have lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy?” That’s how Devon, a Haisley Elementary fourth grader, started his pitch to each classroom in his school.

Devon, along with the help of his mom Lee-Anne, organized a fundraiser for the Red Cross relief efforts for the “superstorm” that struck the east coast in the beginning of November. 

The idea was Lee-Anne’s, who is from Brooklyn, N.Y., said Devon’s father Troy. But Devon is the one who did the talking, making a speech in each class and distributing donation jars.

The fundraiser will be completed tomorrow. Anyone interested in organizing a Red Cross fundraiser in their school can contact Monica DeJesus at monica.dejesus@redcross.org or 313-833-2632.

The AAPS District News welcomes thoughtful comments, questions and feedback.

All comments will be screened and moderated.

In order for your comment to be approved:

  • You must use your full name
  • You must not use  profane or offensive language
  • Your comment must be on topic and relevant to the story

Please note: any comment that appears to be spam or attacks an individual will not be approved.


  1. I am So Proud of My Son Devon!!! Way to Go Devon! You are growing up to be a Very Responsible and Caring young man!
    I Love You & Like You So Much!

    Love Always, Mom

  2. Devon’s Brooklyn cousins could not be more PROUD!!!! There are many communities here in NY who have lost everything to Hurricane Sandy. Devon, you are proof that everyone can help make things better. You are a wonderful example to others…way to go!!! Love, Cousins Kelli, Jeff, Ella and Jake xo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.