NY Middle School Students Help Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas

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September 14, 2019 - 6:15 pm
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – As a tropical storm gets ready to bear down on the Bahamas a week after Hurricane Dorian, local middle school students are pitching in to help people on the decimated islands.

Dorian may be long gone and the Bahamas may be far away from Westchester, but seventh graders from Sacred Heart School in Hartsdale had to do something.

“I feel great to be here. It feels great to help people,” one student said.

They stood outside a CVS in Greenburgh Saturday morning, hoping that shoppers might pitch in and buy something that could help those who have nothing on the decimated islands.

Andrew Cook is one of the students who took part. He says when Hurricane Sandy hit, he remembers the help he got.

“A lot of people in New York lost everything, so we want to repay them for helping us by helping them,” he said.

Joseph O'Sullivan says it feels great to help people.

“I can imagine that they are going through suffering with all their like lost homes, and they're out of food and stuff. So they need some help from people who are willing to donate stuff to them,” he said.

The items, which include blankets, non-perishable foods, diapers, flashlights and batteries can still be dropped off at Greenburgh Town Hall until Friday. Then they’ll be driven to the Bahaman Consulate in New York City.