Giving Back

Wood-Ridge High School Collects Over $1, 200 for Hurricane Relief

Some of the over 12 crates of non-perishable food items donated at the Wood-Ridge High School home opener football game Friday night. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge High School offered free admission for their home opener Friday night against Bogota. In return, they asked people to donate to relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma.  

They were beyond pleased by the results, gathering over 12 crates of non-perishable food supplies, diapers and over $1,200 in cash donations.

"I am very happy," stated Wood-Ridge Athletic Director David Porfido "It was a tremendous response from our community.

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"Five years ago, we saw an outpouring of support from people throughout the county to help the Moonachie residents and our students after the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. Now this was our time to give back and I couldn't be more proud of our student body and the community."

"The student council, the athletic director and the National Honor Society all came together with the idea, and how could you not support something like this," stated Wood-Ridge Middle School/High School Principal Joseph Sutera.  "It was just five years when we saw the devastation first hand in our town and in Little Ferry and the surrounding towns, and the kids realized that.  The amount of money that we raised tonight and that garage is filled with non-perishable food items and other relief supplies. It is great for the community to come together, and praise to Bogota, they brought things as well, and it was very successful."







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