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Tift County High School gives to Brother Charlie's Center

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Mike Beeman Mike Beeman
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Tift County High School students were busy all day taking food donations to Brother Charlie's Rescue Center.

They collected food all through October for their annual Can Bman Food Drive.

This afternoon, students and faculty at Tift County High School brought hundreds of pounds of non perishable items to Brother Charlie's Rescue Center.

"It's amazing to see how people can get together like Mr. Beeman and a couple of teachers and get eight-thousand cans and food items," said Katie Mailloux senior at TCHS.

"This year we are proud to say we collected over eighty-one-hundred items which is a new school record," said Mike Beeman teacher at TCHS.

This major donation could not have come at a better time with the holiday season around the corner and many shelves in the pantry nearly empty.

"It means I am going to have another meal another night...and I don't have to worry about where I am going to get my next meal from," said Richard Rockwood resident at Brother Charlie's Rescue Center.

Teacher Mike Beeman knows that education is a high priority in young peoples' lives, but he also believes that giving back to the community is imperative as well and folks at Brother Charlie's appreciate everything the students are doing for them.

"They do academics, they do the sports and stuff like that, but giving back to the community is a lesson that needs to be taught to everybody," said Beeman.

"I think that it is very great that these young people care more about helping everyone else helping people that really need it and instead of thinking me, me, me," said Rod Maggert case manager at Brother Charlie's Rescue.

The event brought joy to not only the residents, but also the students.

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