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Local Groups Help Colorado Flood Victims

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Residents in Colorado experienced record flooding following eight days of rain in September.

Boulder Valley School District was among the flooded property which struck a cord with students of local flooded schools.

Jennifer Thorgramson tells us how Ramstad is dodging the Colorado flood.

(Aaron Gochanour, Ramstad 8th Grade) "On a personal level, I feel more like I should help out."

Ramstad Middle School students learned one important lesson early in life.

(Kali Askvig, Ramstad 8th Grade) "Everybody needs some help, sometimes."

As Ramstad school is still dislocated due to the 2011 flood in Minot, the Colorado flood caught the students' attention in September.

(Sydni Martin, Ramstad 8th Grade) "Since our school was flooded, we know that they're having hard times rebuilding and helping out so we just wanted to help them out."

The eighth grade class is raising money for Boulder Valley School District by hosting a community wide dodge ball tournament.

(Aaron Gochanour, Ramstad 8th Grade) "Now, all of you can compete and so can your friends and family."

(Kali Askvig, Ramstad 8th Grade) "It's a big deal for us to help other people when they've helped us."

And Ramstad students are not alone in paying it forward.

The Minot State University hockey team plays Colorado State at the end of the month, and they're not sending them home empty handed.

(Wade Regier, Head Coach MSU Hockey) "It's a perfect opportunity with them coming all the way up here, trying to provide them with some funds, especially with all of our experiences flooding, we felt like it was appropriate."

The team has paired the money raising effort with MSU's Power of 100 centennial year of community service.

At $10 a piece, the team hopes to receive at least 100 donations, fill the stands at the MAYSA on Friday, October 25, and they hope to have a record 50-50 draw to send home with the Colorado Rams.

(Wade Regier, Head Coach MSU Hockey) "When one person gets affected on a team, it seems like it gets spread amongst everybody else. It's something that I think hits home for a lot of our guys."

(Kali Askvig, Ramstad 8th Grade) "It's important for us to be able to reach out to other people and tell them that they have support, they have hope in times of disaster."

Whether its on ice, or tournament heat, helping flooded neighbors is always in season.

In Minot, Jennifer Thorgramson, KX News.

The Minot State versus Colorado State hockey games are on October 25th and 26th at the MAYSA.

And the dodge ball tournament is on November 1st at the Minot Municipal Auditorium.

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