It's been two and a half months now since storms rocked Morgan County. Today, students at Cassidy Elementary in Lexington had the chance to show students in West Liberty just how much they care.
"I just felt really bad for all the people who got hurt in the tornado. If that happened to me, I would defintely want someone to help,"
Lauren Townes helped lead a group of students from Cassidy Elementary School in making t-shirt rugs for families in West Liberty.
"All these hula hoops laid out, all the t-shirts. (My teacher) gave me a pair of scissors and said, 'start cutting!' It's really a big honor and I'm really proud of everyone who helped," says Townes.
Morgan County schools worker Kim Standifer picked up the rugs today.
"It has slowed down. This is the first charity I've picked up in a while. It feels good. It feels good in the heart and I know that the families, when they get the rugs are really going to be tickled," she says.
Lauren's art teacher Renee Jung-Kennedy says she hopes the students can learn an important lesson from the project.
"I hope it makes them feel like no matter how young you are, you can do something to help somebody else," she says.
And Kim Standifer says she'll never forget the giving spirit of this fifth-grader.
"She's unreal! Her heart was in it. You could tell she was worried about our families in Morgan County and her heart was in it wanting to help the families," says Standifer.
Teachers say they plan to have other donation events like this in the future.