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Johnson High School Students Donate to Help Refinery Victims

Each student brought in at least one dollar and got the chance to wear blue jeans and T-shirts instead of their uniforms. Each student brought in at least one dollar and got the chance to wear blue jeans and T-shirts instead of their uniforms.

THUNDERBOLT, GA (WTOC) - This tragedy has hurt so many families in our community, and one school in particular, Johnson High School. Four different families there were affected by the explosion.

So to help the victims and support their families, the students dressed down today to raise money. Each student brought in at least one dollar and got the chance to wear blue jeans and T-shirts instead of their uniforms. The Angel Fund will be divided to help as many families as they can.

"We would all like to contribute to them because you just never know when something like that can happen, you just want to show support for everyone," said student Ryan Tran.

"My heart is touched because they care so much and they are excited about giving and several students gave me five or ten dollars and said, 'Keep the change,' because they knew it was for a good cause," said teacher Jonette Gaddis.

So far today, the students collected $1,700 and counting.

The students plan to continue the Angel Fund until the end of next week. If you would like to help donate, you can drop money off at the Johnson High School front office.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley, bkelley@wtoc.com

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