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Mifflin community fills trailer with items for storm victims

Cumru police also collecting donations

SHILLINGTON, Pa. - Friday was game-day at Governor Mifflin Senior High School. As the players on the gridiron looked to light up the scoreboard, fans looked to load up a 53-foot trailer. 

"We're really community based," said Mifflin senior Koran Jones-Garman. "Mustang Nation -- that's our school motto."

"We were talking about sending donations down to help the people who are affected by Hurricane Irma," said senior Lauren Leibowitz. "I thought, why don't we try to send a truckload down?"

Governor Mifflin students are leading an effort to help victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida.  The truck is heading to a FEMA distribution center, which will immediately get supplies to those in need. The trailer is capable of hauling 42,000 pounds, and the students want to leave no doubt. 

"If we get over [42,000 lbs], that'd be great," said Leibowitz.

They're not the only ones helping out; Cumru Township police are beginning a collection for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Members of local Lions International groups are on the ground in Houston ready to help. 

"It's neat to see we're going to be donating things that are desperately needed and will provide immediate assistance for those victims of the hurricane," said Chief Madison Winchester. 


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