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Jones County teens reach out to tornado victims

JONES COUNTY. MS (WDAM) - Two current and one former North East Jones High School students are reaching out to help victims of the devastating tornadoes in Smithville Mississippi and Alabama.

Katie Thomas, Alex Landrum, and Shay Scrimpshire, heard that the schools Serteen Club was collecting relief supplies to help the affected areas. Though not a member of the club they decided they would like to be a part of the effort.

They collected about $700 in donations from around the community and then went shopping for an assortment of supplies. When some of the business owners found out what the girls were doing they jumped in and started donating supplies as well.

"We just wanted to give back, we just wanted to help out," said Alex Landrum, North East Jones Student. "We're excited. We got a bunch of stuff. Roses and Magnolia Farms, they helped us.

Between the money raised and donated supplies they were able to collect over $1000 worth of stuff.

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