CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The typhoon disaster in the Philippines is having a direct impact in the Kanawha Valley by providing lessons to school children.
On Wednesday, students at Sacred Heart Grade School in Charleston had a "dress down day." It was their reward for raising money for relief efforts in the areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan earlier this month.
WSAZ visited the first-grade classroom where three students are from the Philippines.
Their teacher, Kellianne Egan, told WSAZ.com that the students earned money through chores at home and even generously gave from their own piggy banks to those affected.
Sacred Heart students raised more than $500.
The Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is taking up a special collection for victims this weekend.