HOPE BOX: One of the Boxes of Hope being organised as part of Disaster Aid Australia.
HOPE BOX: One of the Boxes of Hope being organised as part of Disaster Aid Australia. Samantha Elley

KYOGLE Rotary has joined forces with the students of Kyogle

KYOGLE Rotary has joined forces with the students of Kyogle High School to help victims of the recent Nepal earthquakes.

As part of Disaster Aid Australia they are hoping to send at least six Boxes of Hope over to the struggling nation to help residents get back on their feet.

"They are family survival packs that contain blankets, utensils, water bottles, a saw, a hammer, rope, a tape measure and even a five person tent," the school's farm assistant and Kyogle Rotary's youth director Peter Clarke said.

"We would like to send at least six from the Kyogle community to Nepal.

"The box itself can be used as a work bench and it also has a slide-out shelf," he explained.

Each box costs $800 which includes shipping to the struggling nation.

Students from Kyogle High School have been donating funds to help buy the boxes.

"They have nothing so we can give them something," school vice-captain Noah Winnel said.

School captain Kieren Clarke agreed.

"If we give them money they can't do as much with it, as what is in the box," he said.

"We've been fundraising and giving where we can."

The recent fundraiser by our paper's editor Samantha Elley, Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland and Kyogle businesswoman Leah Hobbs has raised $1000 for Nepal which will go to one of the Boxes of Hope with a little left over for another.

If you would like to help send more boxes overseas, contact Mark Ivanusa on 6632 2586.



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