CLINTON CO, Ind. (WLFI) - Students in the National Honor Society at Rossville High School have donated 140 blankets to those in need over the weekend. Months of work in "Project Spreading Warmth" culminated January 24 as the last of the blankets were donated.
Blankets were donated to United Way of Clinton County, Lafayette Transitional Housing Center, and Cover Lafayette.
Students Evan Price and Jayden Emenheiser led their school in the project. Work began once COVID-19 cancelled the school's blood drive. Price and Emenheiser weren't deterred and still wanted to give back.
"We saw the need with people needing blankets," Price said.
Work began in December when Price and Emenheiser began fund raising for the blankets.
They ended up raising $720.
The money was used to buy supplies for the blankets. Leftover money was donated.
"I watched a kid our age go and grab one, and it kind of tells you how much this isn't just about us anymore, it's about helping those who actually need it," Emenheiser said.
Both Price and Emenheiser are seniors, but they want their actions to be an example for when they're gone.
"Well I definitely don't want it to stop here, because as evan said this shouldn't be a one time thing, it's needed," Emenheiser said.
The students wanted to acknowledge their sponsors:
- Gangwer Insurance
- First Financial Bank
- The Farmers Bank
- Brubaker Family
- Meek Family
- Holaday Family
- Cochran’s Custom Woodworking
- Rossville Quilt Shop (Donated 21 Quilts)