Local school asks for donations for two displaced families

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Rock Creek Elementary helps out their local community by asking for donations to help out two displaced families from a recent duplex fire in Twin Falls.

The two families affected have a total of six children in need and have lost everything in the fire. Four of those children go to school at Rock Creek Elementary.

The school community rallied together and asked for donations on Facebook to help out these families.

"If a student doesn’t have their basic needs met, they’re not going to function in a classroom and learn," said Eva Craner, director of public relations at the Twin Falls School District.

Any type of donations will be accepted, ranging from warm winter clothes, food, school supplies and more.

Craner said that ever since the school posted on Facebook asking for donations, they have received many phone calls on how to help.

"That's been really heartwarming," Craner continued, "I think anytime our community can come together, around a need, it just makes everyone feel better about this place that we live."

Craner said if anyone wants to donate a specific item, they should give the school a call first to see what is needed. She also said gift cards would be a beneficial option as well, so the kids can pick out what they want and need.

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