Local College Student Leads Fundraising Effort for Sandy Hook

ORONO - Sammy Laverdiere, a University of Maine student from Auburn has been busy making candles and green ribbon pins, the colors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, for a small donation.
Laverdiere says she's already raised $700 so far, and that money will go directly to the school for things as small as recess accessories or journals for the students trying to cope in the wake of such a horrific tragedy.
You can make contributions at a table set up inside Memorial Union on the University's campus. A $1 dollar minimum is requested for a ribbon, and an $8 donation is recommended for the homemade balsam fir and lavender scented candles.
Donations will be collected through January 10th, and after Laverdiere will be traveling down to Newtown, Connecticut to deliver the donation herself.
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Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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