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Albany High students ask for donations

Students have been keeping items in a classroom at the high school. (Source: WALB) Students have been keeping items in a classroom at the high school. (Source: WALB)
Michael Hefton has organized the collection. (Source: WALB) Michael Hefton has organized the collection. (Source: WALB)
Hundreds of items have been collected. (Source: WALB) Hundreds of items have been collected. (Source: WALB)

Students at Albany High School need the community's help. 

They're collecting items for fire victims in Tennessee and are now just two days away from their departure. 

Senior Michael Hefton came up with the idea for the student council to collect items. 

They're asking for everything from toothbrushes to warm clothing.

Just the other day Ashley's furniture donated 12 full bed sets, including mattresses and sheets. 

So far he and fellow students have a classroom full, but they want to take even more. 

"With anything it could be better but it could be a lot worse too, so we are going to take what we have been blessed with and take it and run. I mean it's pretty incredible what we do have so far."

The students will leave Saturday morning. 

They've made arrangements with someone who dresses as Santa Claus to help them deliver the items to the families. 

If you want to help, you are encouraged to drop off items tomorrow at Albany High School. 

A full list of items can and contact information can be found here.

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