Pleasant Grove students help Lee County tornado victims

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PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (WIAT) — Students in Pleasant Grove are giving back to communities impacted by the deadly tornadoes in Lee County.

A tornado ripped through Pleasant Grove during the deadly 2011 tornado outbreak.

It’s something students at Pleasant Grove high School remember vividly.

“What we had gone through in 2011, the tornado hit Pleasant Grove so our students had a vested interest, they knew what it was like for people to come out and reach out and offera helping hand and that’s what we want to do, we want to serve,” said Tamisha Williams. 

So when they saw what happened in Lee County in early March, many of them knew they had to find a way to help.

“We’re reminded of what happened to us in April 27th 2011,” said Aaron Mosley, a junior at Pleasant Grove High School. “So we would like to give back to those who gave to us we had people from all over the state driving around giving us hot plates and giving us items that we need so let’s do the same when something happens”. 

For the last month, students have collected toilitries, bottled water and other goods to help victims of the Lee County tornadoes.

On Tuesday, the students loaded up a school bus and spent the day in Lee County helping to sort clothing and distribute their goods.

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