Help hurricane victims at Friday’s Wilton High football game
At the Wilton High School football game on Friday, Sept. 8, you'll find 19-year-old Wilton resident Cayla Clarke walking around with box, collecting money for Hurricane Harvey victims.
Clarke said she "felt sorry" for those affected by the storm and wanted to help, so she came up with a plan.
On Tuesday, she made a collection box at Wilton Library for the Friday football game.
"I'm going to be going through the stands collecting money from people," Clarke told The Bulletin on Thursday.
"Since a lot of people are going to be there, I figured it would be the perfect time to do it."
The idea was to collect money at the game, but Clarke said she has already raised more than $30.
"I just want to collect as much money as I can," said Clarke, who will send all the money to The Salvation Army Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
According to The Salvation Army website, money donated to the fund helps The Salvation Army “stay on the front lines of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts,” where its volunteers provide “physical, emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers.”
Even after disaster response efforts are over, the website states, Salvation Army disaster teams will remain in communities impacted by the storm to support long-term disaster recovery efforts and ongoing assistance to those in need.
"I heard about all the great things The Salvation Army's been doing and I want to help," said Clarke.
The Wilton High School football game will begin at 7 p.m.