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Riverdale High staff, students assist in cleanup efforts

September 22, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Riverdale High School students, teachers and parents helped with the Hurricane Irma cleanup.

Organized by the IB Program's CAS Coordinator Scott Whittamore, a total of 56 people gathered at the school on Sept. 18 before splitting into groups and heading out to three different locations - the Alva Museum, a monkey sanctuary in Buckingham and homes along Tuckahoe Road in Alva.

At the museum, the group cleared debris, cut down trees and even pulled a tree out of the ground with the use of one of the student's truck. A neighbor that lives across the street assisted with a chain saw.

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Riverdale High School students, teachers and parents helped with the Hurricane Irma cleanup on Sept. 18.

At the monkey sanctuary, the group assisted in cleaning up cages and clearing debris so the primates could return to their normal living arrangements.

The largest group headed to Tuckahoe Road, which was devastated by the storm. Once the water receded from the area, it left yards covered with debris. The group cleared the yards of four separate families and helped by cutting up trees, dragging limbs and raking piles of leaves and branches.

Source: Riverdale High School

 
 

 

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