CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The show choir at Clover Hill High School in Chesterfield is helping with relief efforts in West Virginia after historic flooding killed 23 people and left thousands homeless.
“We’re just trying to help them and give them whatever they need to just give back to the community,” student Olivia Ooi told 8News Reporter Candice Cole.
For the next two weeks, the show choir’s trailer will be parked outside the Walmart at Hancock Village, collecting household items, clothes, canned goods and anything you can think of to help bring a sense of normalcy back to the victims.
“We were actually contacted by a fellow show choir family who lost most of their school in the floods of West Virginia,” Director of Communications for the Clover Hill Show Choir Jenette Pulley said.
“So, we felt that we had this big beautiful trailer that was donated to us that really needed to be filled and sent too because we’re not using it right now and we’d love to help out a fellow show choir family.”
Walmart’s ‘Mr. Rollback’ also made an appearance, donating four pallets of water.
“Whenever the community’s in need, we try to help out the best we can, and that’s usually what we try to do,” says Darrell ‘Mr. Rollback’ Owens.
Along with goods, the show choir is also collecting money, all of which will go directly to Herbert Hoover High School in West Virginia.
“It makes me feel really good that my school can help someone in need, because this could’ve very well been us, so it just makes me feel really good to help someone,” Clover Hill student, Kyree Ford said.
If you’d like to donate, visit the Clover Hill Show Choir outside the Hancock Village Walmart any time before July 15th.