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Wake County Students Do Their Part To Help Victims, Rescue Workers In NYC

Posted September 17, 2001 6:04 a.m. EDT

— Firefighters are not the only ones working together to help out families and rescue workers. Some Wake County students hit upon their own drive, Project: Raise Your Gloves, to help make rescuers' lives easier.

Vance Elementary students have been watching rescuers at work on television and they wanted to do something to help, so they started collecting heavy-duty work gloves and face masks.

The gloves protect rescuers' hands, but students are planning a surprise to protect their hearts. The students are writing letters to the firefighters and placing them in the gloves.

"I hope they get really happy and kind of cheer to themselves and show their kids and say that in North Carolina, they're trying to help us," says student Kristine Rishel.

The students' letters will head to Manhattan Friday afternoon.