Help for hurricane victims

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As part of Spirit Week, students at the Buckfield Junior-Senior High School held a bottle drive to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The students raised $931.26 and the teachers donated, bringing the total to $1,011.26. Margie Bickford, member of the Central and Mid Coast Maine chapter of the American Red Cross, told those gathered at Wednesday’s assembly at the high school that a $1,000 donation will provide food and shelter for a family of four for five days, including three meals a day, cots, blankets and comfort kits. The students presented American Red Cross representatives a check Wednesday. From left, are Red Cross mental health volunteer Ellin Ruffner, seniors Mickenzi Chretien and Britney Warren, Student Council member Saige Collette, Student Council President Megan Turcotte, Bickford, and teacher Tammy Talock. The senior class raised the most money for the bottle drive.

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