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Kingsley-Pierson students help cleanup efforts in Correctionville

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The goal for Kingsley-Pierson students was simple: "To help out people whose houses have been destroyed," student Alison Orzechowski said.

That's the case for Marie Benedix. There is nothing left her home except the outline of the foundation.  Debris from the home and other buildings is strung across her property.

"I would think this would be a fulfilling experience for them, wanting to help, doing what they could, doing their part for the community," said Benedix.

Students spent the afternoon cleaning up debris and raking the property. It may not seem like much, but...

"When you help, even if you do a little, you're still helping out," said Orzechowski.

Once it became clear how much destruction was left by this storm, the Kingsley-Pierson school district knew it wanted to help somehow. And the excitement of these kids to come out and do just that shows the spirit and teamwork of this sixth grade class.

"Out of the sixth grade, we had every single one of them that came to help today," said teacher Chuck Hackett. "There wasn't anyone that didn't want to."

For many, their community's recovery was on their minds.

"It means a lot, because the community's done a lot and we can give back to the community," said student Eva McCoy.

And they're doing a pretty good job of answering the call.

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