State College Area High School Students Send Hurricane Relief

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State College Area High School students are rallying the community to provide hurricane relief supplies to a North Carolina school district impacted by Hurricane Florence.
 

State College high school students are asking for school supplies, cleaning supplies and toiletries.

They also need new clothing, food and toys to send to people who have lost all of these things to Hurricane Florence.
 

Baron Cao and Helena Haynes, Seniors at State College Area High School say they wanted to help people who have experienced loss from Hurricane Florence.

“We found out this school was satisfying one of our requirements and we decided that they probably need the most help, out of all the school districts down there,” Cao said.  “So we decided to focus primarily on this one school district and help them out.”

They’ve been helping out by going to other schools to collect donations, like Radio Park Elementary.
 

“We set up a box and then after just a couple days of us being there it was full with many bins of donations, it was just really exciting,” Haynes said.


Cao, said they know what they’re sending will have a big impact on those in need.
 

“Our operation you know, it’s getting the community together, we’re not caring about politics, we’re not caring about race, we’re not caring about anything,” Cao said.  “We are one united people, people helping other people.”

Baron and Helena are at a table at the main entrance of State College Area High School every morning, accepting donations, from 8-8:40.


You can also drop off donations at the school’s main office from now through Friday, October, 5th.  If you have questions you can email Andy Merritt, Government Teacher at State College Area High School, agm11@scasd.org.
 

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