Wolfson students collect supplies for Hurricane Sandy victims

3 students, sophomore go door-to-door asking for donations

Published On: Nov 14 2012 12:03:01 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 14 2012 09:00:08 PM EST
Supplies for hurricane victims
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Three Wolfson High School students stepped up and collected loads of supplies for Hurricane Sandy victims.

The students, two juniors and a sophomore, went out last Saturday and Sunday knocking on doors asking for donations to send north.

"It doesn't take a lot for you to get up and go ask for donations, and when a disaster like this does happen, it's not that hard, you just have to be willing to do it and don't give up if you get shot down," junior Nejara Setkic said.

The students went door-to-door in two neighborhoods. They said it was a rewarding experience that taught them a lot.

"Just don't give up, just try to do it," junior Amar Murataheic said. "You can make a difference yourself, just one person."

New Duval County Superintendent Nikolai Vitti was at Wolfson on Wednesday to meet the students and see how much they collected.

"Hopefully other students will hear about what happened and that they are willing to take the risk to do similar things," Vitti said.

The students are hoping for the same.

"As a nation, if we all stood together and helped each other, then we wouldn't have to worry about not having food or not having clothes," sophomore Emima Setkic said.

The donations were leaving in a truck Wednesday afternoon to help those in need.