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Airline students send relief to Super Storm Sandy victims


What do snakes, carnival rides, and stock piles of food have in common, they are all a part of the relief effort by Airline High School students in Bossier Parish to help the victims of Super Storm Sandy.

Project Sandy is an effort by students to gather emergency supplies such as canned goods, water, and clothes to send up north, along with fundraisers to raise money for the relief effort.

"The participation of the people of Bossier is pretty impressive to watch," says volunteer Larry Hanisee.

So far, the truck parked outside of the high school is about half way filled with supplies. The mission is to fill the entire truck by next week.

"We've seen similar troubles so we are glad to help," says Allen Kelly. Kelly donated two bags of clothes and shoes to Project Sandy. He says the people of Louisiana can relate to the hurt being felt by the victims of the super storm.

Students are also dedicating the proceeds from today's Fun Day at Dixie Maze Farms to the relief efforts. The profits from the event were planned to help sponsor their graduation night event, but instead the students decided to donate the money to help storm victims.

"Come out here and in turn put a smile in your heart by helping somebody," says Project Graduation President Jimmy Gould.

A donation site will be located outside of Airline High School until next week.

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