Rockford Lutheran students collect 8,100 bottles of water for Hurricane Dorian victims

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Lutheran High School students loaded a truck with 8,100 bottles of water to help Hurricane Dorian victims on Tuesday.

The school teamed up with a local nursing home and the Red Cross to collect the bottles, an effort that began in July.

Organizers say they originally set a goal for 3,000.

Student Gloria Okoroti said she’s proud that her fellow classmates came together to help those in need.

“I think it’s so important to reach out to other states, help people that we haven’t even seen before,” she said. “I think it’s cool we’re helping out a family that doesn’t have water and we don’t even know who they are.”

The water bottles will be delivered to families in the Carolinas.

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