Drive For Tornado Victims

A Naperville fifth-grader lead efforts at her school to help families devastated by the November 17th tornados.

Angelina Romero organized a drive at Naper School, collecting gently used clothes, puzzles, books, and toys to help make a difference in the lives of more than 1,000 families in Washington, Illinois.

“I was just looking out at my neighborhood and looking around and thinking about how everything good be gone in seconds from a tornado so I felt really bad for them,” said Romero.

She joined classmates in packing the clothing, washing the toys, and preparing the items for delivery a few days later.

Pam Kelly, a kindergarten teacher at the school, was touched personally by the students’ initiative, as her daughter Colleen is a first grade teacher in Washington and saw the tornado’s wreckage first-hand.

“First of all, when the community came together – it was a small request that just snowballed – and our small school of 280 students just came together, it’s just exciting,” said Kelly.

Angela is also part of Naper School’s “Make a Difference” club, who helped her in preparing for this initiative.

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