More than 30 students have gathered Friday morning at Allietta Ford for a good cause. Getting creative to help breast cancer awareness through Ford Warriors in Pink.
“I love it! It’s awesome! It’s an awesome organization to help,” said senior Brooke High School student Sydney Gambellin. “This was a great idea to be here, and it’s awesome to be here with my friends giving back to the community.”
Ford Warriors in Pink that has been supporting those with breast cancer since 1994. Friday students made squares to be made into quilts. It takes 100 squares to make one quilt, and in our region, they’re hoping to make 20 quilts this year.
“It’s amazing! I mean, look at them. They’re all happy. They’re making some great squares. Can’t wait to see the quilts that come out,” said Mike DiArdo, Allietta Ford sales lease consultant.
“It’s really nice. So often times, I don’t think young people get all of the credit they deserve for really pitching in and doing wonderful things for the community,” added Neighborhood Ford Stores PR Manager Nancy Lewis.
Along with the students, administrators were on hand. They say they are very proud of the service work and leadership their students demonstrate on a daily basis.
“Brooke High School really is the heart of the community,” said Sean Blumetti, BHS vice principal and athletic director. “We do a lot of things at the school, and (Brooke County Schools Superintendent) Mrs. Shute has always encouraged involvement.”
“It’s giving back to a community, that in my entire educational career of 40 years and even as a student who went to Brooke High School, it’s always been this way,” said superintendent Toni Shute.
For more information, and ways to get involved, go to www.QuiltForACure.com.