Clearfield Area High School adopts Texas classroom

 Two clubs at Clearfield Area Jr. Sr. High School are collecting donations to help a ninth grade classroom in Texas. (WJAC)

CLEARFIELD - Two clubs at Clearfield Area High School are collecting donations to help a ninth grade classroom in Texas.

After Hurricane Harvey, the Goose Creek Memorial High School in Baytown, Texas, experienced severe flooding.

Together, the Helping Hands Club and Key Club adopted Caitlin LeVine's ninth grade class from Goose Creek Memorial.

"It was devastating to hear about the damage done down there, so we just wanted to do anything we could to help alleviate some of that stress and financial burden," Key Club member, Pratan Stiner said.

The students are collecting monetary donations to purchase one big order on Amazon consisting of school supplies, toiletries and snacks.

The Helping Hands and Key Clubs are volunteer service clubs, who dedicate their time to the school and community. Combined, they consist of 80 students who each earn at least 50 hours of volunteer service each year.

"A lot of the opportunities that we have with volunteering are on a local level, so for us to be able to do something on a national level was a big step," Helping Hands member, Alana Kochan said.

The students have raised more than $600 from within in the district and are now looking for donations from the community.

To donate, visit the district's webpage or contact Mrs. Zimmerman or Mrs. Borden at Clearfield High School.

"Even if some of these families have lost their home, it's important that they have a school to go somewhere safe," Key Club member Jaclyn Freeman said.

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