In the weeks following the devastating earthquake in southwestern China, a senior at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is raising money to help the victims.

Laura Kimball of Oak Bluffs, who herself was born in China, has spent the last week collecting money and plans to do it through Memorial Day weekend.

Her original goal was to raise $1,000 over the course of the week, but after raising $800 after only one weekend, Ms. Kimball decided to shoot for $2,500 by Monday. Ms. Kimball will give the funds she’s collected to her school, which will then send a check to Save the Children, an international relief foundation.

More information about Ms. Kimball’s fundraising is available by calling 508-696-7497.