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Forest View applauds D-201 for flood help

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 12:56 p.m. CDT

FOREST VIEW – Forest View Village President Richard Grenvich and the village’s Board of Trustees had a lot to say about the way kids from Morton High School District 201 behaved when the Village Board met Aug. 27

And it was all good.

Officials applauded students who collected household items, as well as money, to help in the recovery efforts after the April flood that devastated the village

District 201 organized donation drives, as well as fundraisers, at all three schools. Food, household goods, cleaning supplies and clothing were collected at the school, and more than $9,000 was raised to help those in need.

“This was entirely student-driven,” said District 201 Board of Education President Jeff Pesek in an Aug. 29 news release. “After hearing that some of their classmates were affected by the flooding, students came to us wanting to collect supplies and raise money in order to help. I couldn’t be more proud of what they were able to accomplish.”

The Des Plaines River overwhelmed its banks April 18 and flooded the vast majority of the Forest View community. Roughly 90 percent of the village was flooded and hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes. Many residents experienced enormous losses, according to officials.

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