Local college students helping with Irma Relief
Students at Southern Adventist University took matters into their own hands to help with Irma relief. They held a benefit Saturday to raise money for clean up.
Community members at the event enjoyed live music and a bake sale. Students made all the desserts.
Blood Assurance was there to collect blood donations.
Students also sold $15 dollar t-shirts that read, "Help in the heart of the hurricane." Sophomore Casey Goldring designed the shirts.
"I believe that young people have a lot more power than we get credit for," said Casey Goldring. "And just one person making an effort can make a ripple effect. And this is just my one piece in helping."
A spokesperson for the university says students raised more than $3,500. They'll donate that money to the Samaritan Center. The organization will then will connect with Florida agencies, that will use the money for Irma relief and clean up.