Students Help Katrina Survivors

By Lauren Hanson | 

It's been almost a year since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

A group of students from South Central Kentucky are raising money to help students at a school that was destroyed in the storm.

Neisha Yates and her husband lived in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit.

She says: "When you drive into the city, it just brought tears to both our eyes, you know what I mean, just seeing all that and seeing your home and your friends, and not knowing where your friends are, you know, not knowing if they got out."

Neisha has since moved back to South Central Kentucky, but knows that many of those, who still live on the Gulf Coast, continue to struggle.

This summer she's working with students who are attending Community Education's Youth Activities Program to raise money for Gentilly Terrace Elementary, a school that was destroyed in the hurricane.

Neisha says: "It was completely ruined, and the majority of students that attend the school are underprivileged anyway, and a lot of them lost their homes in the hurricane."

The students here in South Central Kentucky are collecting school supplies and planning fundraisers to raise money for the students.

Neisha hopes the students realize that even the smallest donation helps.

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