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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Students at an Albany elementary school donate money and goods to help the people of Haiti.

Students at Jackson Heights Elementary presented Mission Change with water, powdered milk, dry foods and personal items. They also gave the Red Cross a check for more than one thousand dollars.

That was more than double the goal they set. They collected it in less than a week. Student Kristen Hayes said, "It makes me feel happy."

Teacher Robert Bowman added, "It is a real gratifying experience and a real gratifying feeling." David Blackwell with Mission Change said, "The people of Albany have stepped up and as I told these students today, they are giving something with their hands that will be given to the people of Haiti from the people of Albany, Georgia, so that ought to give us all a sense of pride in our community."

The collected items will be flown to Haiti and distributed by Mission Change. The money will be used by the Red Cross to help those in need.

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