Pictures: Green Run students collect coins for Virginia Beach’s displaced families

Green Run Elementary School students may be little, but they have big hearts.

On Monday, the students began collecting coins for 48 of their classmates whose families were uprooted during Hurricane Matthew. The goal is to collect $500 by Friday, which will be used to buy gift cards for the families.

The coin drive is part of the school’s ongoing effort to assist the 35 Green Run Elementary School families who were displaced from the Waypoint at Lynnhaven apartment complex and are now living in hotels. Read the full story here.


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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.