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Students help with cleanup in Midwest City

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By Mary Joseph, NEWS 9

Students gave up a day of their Christmas vacation just to help out in Midwest City.  They came to May Arnold's yard which was full of splintered trees.  She could have never done it herself.

"I have rheumatoid arthritis so bad I can't even pick stuff up," Arnold said.

Oklahoma lost an estimated 1 million trees in the winter storm.  For the elderly or disabled, it's not an easy task to clean up. That's why high school students from Sulphur donated their time. Students like Tucker Franks, who was surprised at the turn out.

"We had no idea we were going to get this much of a turn out," Franks said. "We had so many more students than we expected."

But over and over the kids cut, dragged and stacked all the debris from the ice storm lifting a worry for Arnold.

The kids recently had a very successful fundraiser and that is one of reasons they came up to the Metro, they wanted to spread the blessings.

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