Dallas Center-Grimes NHS Holds Car Wash to Support Ahmir Jolliff's Family

The Dallas Center-Grimes National Honor Society organized a car wash event to raise funds for the family of Ahmir Jolliff, an 11-year-old victim of the Perry school shooting. The event aimed to support the Jolliff family and honor Ahmir's memory, with all proceeds going directly to them.

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Dallas Center-Grimes NHS Holds Car Wash to Support Ahmir Jolliff's Family

Dallas Center-Grimes NHS Holds Car Wash to Support Ahmir Jolliff's Family

The Dallas Center-Grimes National Honor Society recently organized a car wash event in Grimes, Iowa, to raise funds for the family of Ahmir Jolliff, an 11-year-old victim of the tragic Perry school shooting that occurred on January 4, 2024. The event, held over the weekend, offered car washes for $10, with all proceeds going directly to support the Jolliff family during this difficult time.

Why this matters: This story highlights the devastating impact of gun violence on communities and the importance of collective support in the aftermath of tragedy. It also underscores the need for continued awareness and action to prevent suchincidents in the future.

Neela Williamson, a member of the National Honor Society, expressed the importance of showing continued support for the Jolliff family. "When the Perry shooting happened, everyone felt it. And I think so for us to show our support like now that's in May, and it happened in January, that was important to us just to show that we didn't forget about them. And like we still want to make awareness for it," Williamson stated.

The Perry school shooting claimed the life of Ahmir Jolliff, a sixth-grader, and injured several other students and staff members. The gunman, 17-year-old Dylan Butler, opened fire at the school on that fateful day in January. In the aftermath of the shooting, the community has come together to support those affected by the tragedy.

Former Perry High School principal Dan Marburger, who attempted to save students during the shooting, passed away 10 days later due to his injuries. The Perry School Board is scheduled to meet on Monday to discuss renaming the high school's gym after Marburger, who served as principal for 27 years and is remembered as a hero and tireless public servant.

For those wishing to support the Jolliff family, an account has been set up at Raccoon Valley Bank, where donations can be made at branches in Perry, Grimes, Dallas Center, and Adel. Checks can also be sent to Raccoon Valley Bank, Attention: Deposit Operations, P.O. Box 129, Perry, IA 50220. Checks should be made payable to the Perry Community School District, with "Ahmir Jolliff" designated in the memo line.

The car wash event organized by the Dallas Center-Grimes National Honor Society serves as a testament to the community's unwavering support for the Jolliff family and their commitment to honoring the memory of Ahmir Jolliff. As the town of Perry continues to heal from this tragedy, the solidarity and compassion demonstrated by these young students provide a glimmer of hope and unity in the face of adversity.

Key Takeaways

  • Dallas Center-Grimes NHS organized a car wash to raise funds for Ahmir Jolliff's family.
  • Ahmir, 11, was a victim of the Perry school shooting on January 4, 2024.
  • The event aimed to show continued support for the Jolliff family and raise awareness about gun violence.
  • The Perry school shooting claimed one life and injured several others, including former principal Dan Marburger.
  • A donation account has been set up at Raccoon Valley Bank to support the Jolliff family.