Local High School Puts Rivalry Aside, Shows Support For Vilonia Opponents

Published 05/09 2014 06:13PM

Updated 05/09 2014 09:18PM

GREENBRIER, AR - A local high school is putting rivalry aside and joining hands to help students and their families as they recover from the April 27 tornado.

Greenbrier High School students have been active in all kinds of fundraising. They say instinct set in and they immediately wanted to help those in Vilonia and Mayflower.

Students are fundraising through ticket and merchandise sales at sporting events, collecting donations at school and are even going out to the debris field to help clean up.

"I can't even imagine something like this happening in my hometown and it really hurt my heart to see this happen to them for the second time and so immediately started thinking of ways my team can help them," says Autumn Russell,

Tonight the school's baseball and softball teams are playing against Vilonia where both teams will present Vilonia players with various donations.

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