MINOT, ND- Many student run organizations at a local high school are coming together to help students affected
-by hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
They might be over 1000 miles away but students at Minot High School are determined to help hurricane victims.
“We are putting together a booth every Wednesday in our lunch hours to raise money, items such as clothing or toiletries to send down to the victims of the hurricanes,” said Sierra Shaw who is the lead in this effort.
Alongside other organizations on their campus, the Future Farmers of America are putting in their effort. “We kind of took it on our own ways and said we would send money and other things that other organizations are putting together to send to them as well,” said Shaw.
And they have a pretty natural connection to those they’re helping.
“We’re getting in contact with the Florida FFA department and we’ve already had contact with the FFA in Texas,” said Shaw.
The FFA members might not personally know who they are helping but they still feel a connection.
“Our organization is nationwide and we have a connection between them and knowing that I have a connection with so many people in other states that have never seen me or talked to me and me being able to help them makes me feel really good,” said Shaw.
For the next 3 weeks this group of students will encourage the student body – and you – to keep helping.
“Anyone can bring stuff to either of the schools and say they’re for the ag. department or say it’s for the hurricane relief,” said Shaw.
Sierra is no stranger to this kind of devastation”In 2011 when Minot flooded severely, my family was personally affected and a few of the other members in our chapters families were affected. If we can help them be just a little stronger and give them more moral support because we have been through it it just makes me feel a lot better knowing that if I needed help people would help me and if they needed help I’m there to help them,” said Shaw.
If you would like to join in on the effort, you can drop of donations at Magic City Campus.