Hastings Middle School students raised $6,523 for Hastings Family Service in its annual tug-of-war fundraiser on Friday.

The organization uses the earnings to fund the majority of its school supplies program, Amy Sutton, Hastings Family Service's associate director, said in an email.

"This support form the Middle School is so important because the students prove year after year that you can make a difference in your community no matter your age," Sutton wrote.