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Students in New Rochelle are pitching in to help victims of Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown, Conn., massacre.
Children in a special-needs life skills class at Isaac Young Middle School are showing support by writing letters to the families of victims of the Newtown massacre, News12 reported.
Discussing the massacre, special-needs teacher Lisa Locatelli said, "To be a teacher and to be a parent makes it even more difficult because you look at it from both perspectives, and you can't even fathom what could be going through the minds of the survivors."
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Also, for the last few weeks, students in the eighth-grade honor society at the school adopted a school in Staten Island devastated by the superstorm.
Totten Intermediate School lost a parent and a 13-year-old student during the storm.
With the help of donations from classmates, the class has raised $2,500 to help rebuild the school. A check is set to be delivered to Staten Island Thursday, according to News12.
School Principal Anthony Bongo said, "The mission of the school has been to do good for someone, to combat whatever evil there is in the world. ... I'm very proud of them."