The Ordinary Heroes movement was started in the summer by two Waukesha North High School graduates. The message of hope and love has spread locally and nationally.
Haley Lehr hasn’t stopped thinking about the Sandy Hook Elementary School children since she first heard about the horrific shooting on Friday. Haley, a junior at Waukesha North High School, spent part of her morning in her academic options class Monday writing letters to those affected by the massacre. She was one of many at the school who were sending messages to the parents, children and loved ones at the school. “It is hard to comprehend the impact that it has had on everyone there,” Haley said. “I just wanted to do something – anything to help.” Haley heard about the Connecticut shooting from another student at school on Friday. Several students were looking up articles on their smartphones to find more information about it. Haley has…
The impact that we were able to have on everyone who's heard about us, helped us, or has been affected in any way has been so encouraging.
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Sunday, September 2, 2012
Two area college students plan Ordinary Heroes fundraiser for those affected by shoting during midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, CO.
When Waukesha North High School graduates Zach Dunton and Kelsie Wendelberger first heard about the tragic shooting in Aurora, CO, during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises earlier this month, they knew they wanted to take action. “We talked about how we were so moved and we felt hurt, actually,” said Dunton, who just finished his freshman year at UW-Oshkosh. “We really felt like it was our turn to do our part. We are really global citizens in this nation and we felt like it was our part to help out a city.” Sticking with the theme of The Dark Knight Rises, Dunton and Wendelberger, who finished her freshman year at Wheaton College, are organizing a fundraiser for those affected by the shooting in Colorado. Coordinating their …