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High Schools Collect Books for Sandy VictimsSubmitted: 02/19/2013

Ben Meyer
Executive Producer
bmeyer@wjfw.com


RHINELANDER - Two Northwoods high schoolers want to share the comfort of books with victims of the Sandy Hook shooting and Hurricane Sandy.

Rhinelander's Katelyn Larson and Erin Tenderholt found their own way to pitch in from hundreds of miles away.

Their goal is to ship a thousand books to the East Coast.

They first thought about sending letters to people close to the victims at Sandy Hook.

But they saw the devastation Hurricane Sandy left, and decided to recognize the two events together.

"It's going to be in memory of Sandy Hook Elementary, and we're going to send the books to the hurricane victims," says Katelyn.

Katelyn and Erin are collecting books in homerooms of Rhinelander High School now.

But they hope to branch out to involve local businesses, churches, and community groups.

"It's been really positive. People have been excited by the fact that we're incorporating the two of them, and that we're doing good for others," says Erin.

"We know that it's a devastating thing that happened. We just want to bring good back to them, and just a little piece of home that they lost," says Katelyn.

For now, you can drop of new or gently used books of any kind at Rhinelander High School.

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