DAMASCUS, GA. (WTVY) - Debbie Ray, Junior Beta Club Sponsor at Southwest Georgia Academy, says "We went through this with the hurricane, so I just felt like it was something we needed to do. It's a great service project."
Now these Early County students are going above and beyond with what they call, ’Fill up the Bus!’
Devyn Bennett, an eight grader at SGA, says "We're looking for supplies to take to Lee County in Alabama for the victims of the tornadoes they just had."
Ray says seeing her students get involved in a service project like this is heart-warming.
"We try to help anybody in our community and they have a really big heat about it. They support anything, they bring things for bake sales...they do anything they're asked,” replied Ray.
Eighth grader Abby Bruner says "We know how it feels to go through a hurricane and kind of the same thing as them, so we just wanted to help out a little bit."
They're asking for a variety of items... "Trash bags, diapers...anything that will help them," says Anna Dozier.
The Junior Beta Club is also asking for monetary donations. It will go towards Walmart and Dollar Tree gift cards.
Lenton Jernigan says "You just don't know what it's like to be in something that bad. We all want to do it for a good cause and to help the community and everything."
"Stuff like this happens everywhere and you never know when it could happen to you. It feels really good when someone helps you out, so we just want to give back because we know how hard it hit us,” says Bennett.
The Junior Beta Club will be collecting through Thursday and they're taking the supplies to Lee County on Friday, March 15th.
If you would like to donate, bring items to the main office of the Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus.