In Memory of Fallen Danville Marine, Six Local Girls Raise $695 for Military Families

In honor of the Danville Marine, Lance Cpl. Joshua "Chachi" Corral, that died in Afghanistan last year, the girls collected recyclables over the summer to raise money for severely wounded Marines.

Over the summer, six Danville girls wanted to do something that would have an impact on people that reached far beyond their hometown borders.

So the Green Valley Elementary School students — Emme Chu, Sydney Chu, Megan McCormac, Kaylan McCormac, Ella Warburg and Honor Warburg — collected recyclables for the Semper Fi Foundation.

The foundation, setup by Denise Corral — the mother of Lance Cpl. Joshua "Chachi" Corral, who died in Afghanistan last year — raises awareness of the sacrifice Marines and their families make for the United States.

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After months of collecting bottles and cans, the girls collected a total of $695 for the Semper Fi Foundation.

Sherman Chu, the father of Emme and Sydney said, "Many (Patch) readers were part of the success of the program so thank you."


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sherman October 01, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Thank you to all who took time to participate in this project for a great foundation. Never did I think it was going to be such a huge project until the Danville Patch received word that the girls were doing this. Big THANKS to Sydney's 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Katie Robinson for "thinking big" and helping us spread the word to the Patch. My girls learned so much the last few months about dedication and hard work. They are both shy and quiet girls and they really came out of their comfort zone during this whole process. Lastly, we feel great that this money will go to a Marine or a Marine family that will really need it. Thank you again! Sherman Chu (Sydney and Emme's Dad)
Greg McSwain October 02, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Girls you true Americans! As soon as I can find another job I will make it a point to donate to your cause. America will always be the beacon of freedom with Americans like you. Thank You so much and God bless you and all the men and women in our military. I have special prayers for the families who have lost or have had their Hero's wounded while serving our nation. God will protect them always.


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