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LUDLOW, Ky. - The students and staff at Ludlow High School are collecting funds to aid the victims of the tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma last Monday.
Freshman Jordan Scheid came up with the idea and after receiving approval from Ludlow Superintendent Mike Borchers, the fundraiser started last Wednesday. The 15-year-old said the students hope to collect several hundred dollars by the end of the school year.
Teachers were given collection envelopes to keep in their classrooms so staff and students can make anonymous donations. Other collection receptacles are located in the school cafeteria and the school's main office.
The students started out with modest expectations, given their own limited funds and the fact the school year was coming to a close in only a week. However, the response has been greater than expected and Jordan now expects to raise several hundred dollars.
"I'm impressed by how ambitious everyone has been," Jordan said. "I want to emphasize how willing everyone has been to help."
All the collected money will be sent to Bible Baptist Church in Ardmore, Okla., which is about 20 miles outside the area that was devastated by tornadoes. Members of Jordan's extended family, which is originally from Amelia, Ohio, relocated to Ardmore to start the church.
The church will use the donations to buy supplies for victims. Jordan said he and the other students will receive pictures when the items are purchased and distributed.
The collection goes until Wednesday at 3 p.m.
If you'd like to make a donation, you can visit Ludlow High School to leave money in the office. The school is located at 150 Adela Avenue in Ludlow, Ky.
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