Elementary students sell greeting cards to benefit victims of Boston tragedy

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Elementary students made and sold greeting cards to help out the victims of the Boston marathon bombings.

Second grade students at Washington Elementary in Moline sold hand-made Mother's Day cards along with tissue-paper flowers and pencils for 50-cents and under.

On Wednesday, May 9, the students made around $100.

One of the students said it was the second graders’ idea to start the card-sale.

“Some of my friends asked my teacher if we could do a stand in front of the school to raise money for the Boston bombing tragedy,” said student, Alyson Benson.

The students were eager to lend a hand to help victims pay for medical expenses.

Second grade student, Julia Fairchild said they wanted “to help the people if they got wounded bad” and she said they could “help them pay for their operations.”