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Aleigha Wilson launches project to help Hazelwood tornado victims

9:33 PM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
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By Anne Allred

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KSDK) - A Hazelwood West High School junior is reaching out to help tornado victims displaced Wednesday night.

Seventeen-year-old Aleigha Wilson started "Hazelwood Students Give Back" hours after the storm hit.

She is collecting any non-perishable items including toiletries, canned goods, clothes, blankets, candles and flashlights.

PHOTOS: Hazelwood tornado damage

The teenager says she was inspired by two of her friends who live in the Teson Garden Apartments Complex in Hazelwood. The complex was one of the most badly damaged during the storm.

"They lost their home. They have nothing," Wilson said.

She has printed off flyers and reached out to other students on social media although anyone is encouraged to donate.

PHOTOS: Aerial photos of Hazelwood tornado damage

Aleigha is working closely with her school guidance counselor and the Red Cross to get her effort up and running.

For more information go to Aleigha Wilson's Facebook page or call her at (314) 456-2826.

KSDK

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