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La Vista Middle School students donate cleaning supplies to flood victims

 La Vista Middle students spent time cutting and folding cleaning rags for flood victims.

A group of La Vista Middle School students spent the week gathering cleaning supplies and making cleaning rags for the victims impacted by the historic flooding that happened in late March. 

The students and teachers wanted to help and discovered there was a need for bleach and cleaning rags for the people recovering from the flooding.

Not only did they collect cleaning supplies, but they also gathered some old blankets and cut them up into rags. 

Staff Members Laury Dailey and Michele Butler set aside two periods for their advisory students to cut and fold the cleaning rags. However, they were pleasantly surprised when they finished the project in one period. 

"We have a character education program at LVMS called Be a Monarch and the character trait for March is Be Helpful. Being helpful includes helping those in need and finding ways to make a positive impact on others," Butler said.

"Collecting items to help those who have been impacted by the flooding in Nebraska is a perfect opportunity to use a real-life situation to teach our students what it means to be helpful and how important it is to look outside yourself to make a meaningful difference for others."

In addition to the 55 cleaning rags, they were also able to collect 3 containers of Lysol Disinfectant, 3 containers of Clorox Bleach, 3 medium sized buckets, and an 8-foot x 10-foot tarp. 

The donations were taken to the Salvation Army, who has a drop off at the old Canfield's Store in Papillion. 

Cleaning supplies La Vista Middle Students collected