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Clements 'Giving Tree' set up for students still in need

Each angel represent a student who has a wish list. Each angel represent a student who has a wish list.
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

Clements High School is teaming up with the community to help tornado victims in Limestone County.

Many Clements students and their families were affected by the storms of April 28. Some lost their homes. A Giving Tree has been set up at the school. Each angel on the tree represents a student that you can adopt.

Each student represented on the tree has a list of things that they want, or in many cases need – such as clothing. There are items on the list that are more sentimental; items lost such as Bibles, or in one case, a fishing rod.

Dolls, books, anything connected to a cherished memory – each list is for a student trying to bring some normalcy back to their life.

Clements principal Keith Hairell said the community is working through this tough time together, and that it has helped some of the students and staff that have been able to come back to school.

"A chance to be able to bond and heal and to be able to help one another," Hairell said. "In our community there were many who lost, if not everything, a lot of items, and yet they were out in the community helping others who, in their minds, lost more."

The Giving Tree is another way to help the more than 60 students here whose homes were damaged by the tornado. The last day of classes is May 29, but you can still help during summer break. Click here for Clements High School's contact information.

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