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Glendaal students raise money to buy mosquito nets for African children

Student Vincent DeLucca said he feels good about being able to help someone who is so far away.

"This program will be helping other people," said DeLucca.

Fellow students Warren Weaver and Matthew Knuth said they never thought nets could save lives, and they felt good about being to able to raise the money to purchase them.

Roeser said two years ago, the students raised money for Heifer International. In other years, they have helped organizations like Kids Saving the Rainforest, where the class put on a special puppet show for the rainforest issues. Roeser said learning about malaria and how easy it can be to prevent such a devastating disease really made the children feel as though they could do something to help. The nets are tangible items that the children can picture, Roeser said, adding the Web site shows the students how the nets can be used by the African children, so her students can picture the nets protecting them.

For more information on malaria, and to make donations, visit www.malarianomore.org.

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