Students Collect Donations for Baton Rouge School

Student at the Felton Laboratory charter school collected supplies.

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Students are doing their part to help students still recovering from the devastating flood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“We didn't have clean water for like a week, so a lot of other schools in different parts of the country helped us and donated bottles of water so it would be a good thing to return the favor,” Alyssa Conyers said.

Conyers is an eighth grader at Felton Laboratory Charter School and says she was blessed by the help she received during last year's devastating flood here in the Midlands and says it's time for her to help students in Baton Rouge.

“It's important to help people because you never know when you're going to need help and there's always those people that are going to help you,” Conyers said.

Conyers organized a school supplies drive for Greenbrier Elementary in Louisiana. The recent flood there damaged the school.

Students at Felton have been collecting things like backpacks, books, pens, paper and other school supplies, all things those students have lost. 

Students at Whittaker Elementary School like fifth grader LaDontis Franklin have also been collecting donations.

“We've been doing it because we want to help out because they had a lot of flooding and stuff and all their stuff got destroyed,” Franklin said.

The students have collected several boxes of supplies over the last few weeks and hope their contribution makes a difference.

“I want them to know that they're loved and we care for them also and they can get through this flood like we did,” Conyers said.

The students' donations as well as supplies collected at the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce will all be driven to Baton Rouge Monday.

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