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Area students help school devastated by Superstorm Sandy


Students at Wausau East High School have adopted P.S. 15, an elementary school in New York. Now, they're trying to return some sense of normalcy to students more than 1,000 miles away.

"It's nice to do something to give back to them, so they can still learn every day," Ken Stetzer, Wausau East Student Council President said.

Despite being devastated by Superstorm Sandy, students on the east coast are still learning. But they need help getting the supplies to do so.

"It's something I think they will really enjoy," Stetzer told Newsline 9.

"For most of us, we're here everyday. It's our second home. I'm sure that's the loss they're feeling, their second home is gone," Wausau East Student Council Advisor Lori Williams said.

But it's not just donations. Students at Wausau East are also writing letters.

"They're going through a tough time right now, so to open a letter from someone thousands of miles away, writing that it's going to be OK will make their day," Stetzer said of the project.

For Wausau East teachers, it's a scenario that's hard to imagine.

"Putting myself in their shoes, I can't imagine what it would be like to lose this school," Williams told Newsline 9.

That's why Wausau East is doing everything it can to help.

"It will be heartwarming to know these kids appreciate it," Stetzer said.

Donations are being accepted until next week. That's when students at Wausau East are hoping to send everything to P.S. 15.

"The goal is to get as much as we can and get as much of the word out as we can," Stetzer said.

Donations from the public are being accepted as well. School supplies, clothes and non-perishable food will be accepted in the main office.

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