MS STRONG: Redwood Elementary students raise money for flood victims

MS Strong: Students help Eagle Lake flood victims

WARREN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - A group of youngsters at a Warren County elementary school are doing their part to aid flood victims in the south delta.

Many of the students at Redwood Elementary in Warren county have been impacted by flooding themselves, forcing some from their homes

The students asked administrators if they could ditch their school uniforms for a week, for a fee. $5.00 from each student. They agreed and by weeks end they had raised $1,200 in cash.

Redwood elementary
Redwood elementary (Source: david kenney)

All proceeds will go to the Eagle Lake community.

The money will go to buy sandbags, diesel fuel and other items which are in high demand during this flood fight.

Community members are coming together to do whatever they can to save their homes and the infrastructure of the resort community.

Principal Buddy Wooten said, “That’s what it’s all about is finding out where your place is, what your niche is and finding your voice like they say and these kids are doing it all the time we’re teaching them to be leaders we’re teaching them to be goal setters were teaching them to be go getters, it’s a wonderful environment to be around.”

Several families have been displaced by the high water, many of them students who make up the 400 plus student body at Redwood Elementary.

A group of kids who this week mastered a lesson in community service and compassion.

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