WILMINGTON — Thirty high school students from the Wilmington FFA chapter participated in the Cardboard City event on Saturday, Sept. 17, an event supporting the local Clinton County Homeless Shelter.
This event donates the entire amount of money raised to the homeless shelter to help them pay for the special services they offer.
FFA members rallied for the cause, asking area businesses to support them by donating cardboard to construct their temporary dwelling which members called home throughout the event.
Members built their structure to live in to be able to connect with how people without a home feel. The structure was built in the span of three hours, and received second place for “The Best Structure Made.”
In true FFA fashion, the dwelling sported the FFA colors of blue and gold, complete with balloons and streamers as well as FFA banners.
Participating members gave a $10 donation to the cause, with the chapter matching and then doubling, raising a total of more than $900.
Members walked away from the event taking third place for the most money raised for the cause.
Congratulations to all members with their placings and admirable teamwork.
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