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LONE TREE, Iowa - A group of students in the Lone Tree school district is raising money to support blizzard victims in South Dakota. In October a blizzard killed thousands of animals across the state.
"That was their life, their family," said Hunter Hamilton, a Lone Tree student. Hamilton also serves as the president of the local chapter of the FFA, formerly known as the "future farmers of America."
The chapter of nearly 50 members has been working since late last year to raise money for the famers impacted by the storm. The group has been selling t-shirts with the motto "cash for cattle" written across the front.
"It wasn't just cows," Hamilton said. "There were sheep and horses and other animals too."
The group has received over 500 orders to places across the country. Places like Texas, Maryland and Montana. Agriculture teacher Bridget Mahoney said she never expected the fundraiser to be so popular.
T-shirts cost just $12. All proceeds go to a fund to help the farmers. More information is available on the groups facebook page by searching: Lone Tree FFA. The public can also contact teacher Bridget Mahoney at: firstname.lastname@example.org.