Belvidere High School Making Global Impact

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 04/03 2014 08:36PM

Updated 04/03 2014 08:48PM

BELVIDERE - 345 million people on the continent of Africa don't have access to clean water. A hard fact one stateline school is determined to change.

At Belvidere High School, the DECA chapter, along with the help of the community, raised more than $15,000 to give to

The effort shows that age doesn't matter when it comes to making a difference.

"We proved that here, just a simple idea, and wanting to make a difference, you can do it; raise $15,000 and have an impact on hundreds of people's lives, and I wouldn't have been able to do it without the support of the Belvidere community," says Haley Gustafson, DECA chapter president.

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