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March 11, 2012

Helping Henryville

Bethany and Westview school communities collecting items for storm-stricken areas

Ever since tornadoes ravaged the southern Indiana town of Henryville, people all over the state have been working to help their fellow Hooisers.

This is especially true for the people of the Westview schools community, who have a local tie to the tornado victims in former Westview principal Troy Albert and his family, who now live in Henryville.

Albert’s brother-in-law, Tony Guyas, Ligonier, is donating 900 dozen eggs to the tornado relief effort and driving them down there himself in his semi-truck with a 48-foot trailer.

Guyas then used word-of-mouth to spread the word of his trip to Westview school, who then began taking donations, both monetary and in items that would be loaded into the truck as well.

Friday afternoon, the truck was loaded up with everything from water and canned food items to toys, sporting goods and clothing.

According to Guyas he was expecting to have the entire trailer full when he left for Henryville Saturday morning.

The school is continuing to take monetary donations into this week and will present a check to the Red Cross. According to Westview principal Rich Cory, the school already has $22,400.

If anyone still wishes to donate items to the Henryville relief effort, Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen is accepting items for their own trailers until Tuesday. The school is looking for specific items such as pet food, water, canned food, soap, shampoo, paper products like toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags.

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