Typhoon Haiyan (2013)

Solana Beach students sell Rainbow Loom bracelets to support Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

Solana Beach students sell Rainbow Loom bracelets to support Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

By Kristina Houck

Solana Beach students used the latest craze for a good cause last week.

To help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Skyline Elementary School students sold Rainbow Loom bracelets during an after-school fundraiser Dec. 10.

“It’s really exciting when they have ownership,” said teacher Tiffany Farnsworth. Her third- and fourth-grade combination class organized the sale.

“They understand the need and they’re able to actually do something — in this case, by creating Rainbow Looms for others.”

More than 6,000 people were killed in the Nov. 8 super typhoon, and nearly 1,800 people are still missing.

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