Lee Co. teacher, students collect supplies for Sandy victims
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Lee County charter school teacher and her students are helping victims of superstorm Sandy by collecting supplies and driving them Sunday to New Jersey.
"There are people who's homes have been totally obliterated," Oasis charter school teacher Elisa Collins said. "I showed my students pictures of people picking through shards of wood, looking for remnants of their home, remnants of their lives. They don't have anything."
Although the images from the storm have slowed, thousands of people are still dealing with Sandy's effects.
Four In Your Corner's Colleen Hogan has the story of how they're trying to help.
Imagine losing everything in the blink of an eye.
It's a hard lesson the Cape Coral charter school teacher is sharing with her students, who are rallying to help the victims of superstorm Sandy.
Oasis charter school teacher Elisa Collins is stuffing a rental truck with supplies. She and her students have collected more than 100 boxes and bags of clothes, food, home goods and baby supplies so she can drive them north to New Jersey.
"The most important thing is we teach the kids at our school that it's not just them, they're part of a bigger picture," Collins said.
Yet many of Elisa's students have seen the damage firsthand.
"A lot of our students have aunts and uncles up there and we wanted to do this for them," she said.
Sunday, Elisa and her husband will hop in the truck and start the 20-plus hour journey to New Jersey where they'll they'll drop off the truck of supplies that students collected at a Salvation Army. Officials will make sure the supplies get into the right hands.