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Students help Syrian students

Hot Springs Lakeside students work to help Syrian students (Source: KARK) Hot Springs Lakeside students work to help Syrian students (Source: KARK)
HOT SPRINGS, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

A project being done by high school students in Central Arkansas is seeking to help their counterparts halfway around the world. 

According to a story from Little Rock television station KARK, students at Hot Springs Lakeside High School are working to send stuffed bears and messages to students in Syria. 

One of the students, Rayne Reyes, said that the chemical weapons attack in the Middle Eastern country pushed the students to help. 

"It's heartbreaking," Reyes said.  'It makes me feel sad and sorry."

The students heard this week from Mouaz Moustafa, who works as the executive director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force and Natalie Larrison, who serves as outreach director for the group. 

Larrison said local schools, churches, and businesses have helped to provide support. 

"It's the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II," Larrison said.

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