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New Hampstead High using Spirit Week to give back to hurricane victims

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BLOOMINGDALE, GA (WTOC) -

Homecoming week has also become a week of giving for one Savannah high school. 

Students at New Hampstead High School are coming together to help those affected by recent hurricanes. 

"We wanted to do something different this year to help those affected by the hurricane," said Christopher Genus, Senior, President of Rotary Interact. 

This year has seen its share of hurricanes and disasters back to back. Families have been displaced and it's going to take a village to get some communities back on their feet. The students at New Hampstead wanted to celebrate their Homecoming Week in a fun way, but they also chose selflessness. 

"Service above self, so it's what we want to do as far as like the whole school goes. We want to set that goal for students to do that," Genus said. 

From school supplies to soap, tissue, toiletries, and toothbrushes...

"They are all going to be going to the affected areas from the hurricane; Texas, parts of Georgia, the coastal areas of Georgia, as well as Florida," said Genus. 

Genus and his classmates are keeping their priorities set on helping others. 

"It's heartwarming to see our school and to see the students help contribute. It just leaves me in awe," Genus said. 

On top of giving back, New Hampstead hopes to defeat the Statesboro Blue Devils on Friday. 

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