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Students hold donation drive for fire victims


Eau Claire (WQOW)- The UW-Eau Claire campus is rallying to support those who lost their loved ones and those who survived the fire. 

"This could have been any one of us and we want them to know that we're here thinking about them," says Ben Streeter, UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

UW-Eau Claire students are stepping up to show support after a fire killed two fellow students and left two others without a home.

"I didn't know them personally but it's really sad," says Casey Bloechl, UW-Eau Claire freshman.

The student senate and student services are teaming up to hold a donation drive for the surviving victims.

"We are collecting items such as school supplies, anything that you might need to live because they lost everything, entire wardrobe, everything has been wiped out," says Libby Richter, UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.

Donations can be dropped off at the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center from 7a.m. to 9p.m through Friday.

"One of the members from Senate told us they'd be here today so I gathered up some stuff in my room. I grabbed a t-shirt, some soap and I have some food containers I'm going to bring tomorrow," says Bloechl.

"This is really important because we are a small community and a somewhat small campus and it affects everyone when a tragedy happens. We just need to stick up for each other and help everyone out because if it were to happen to you or someone you know you would want the same thing," says Richter.

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