Middle school students help homeless peers

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah middle school students took time Friday to help their peers who are homeless.

Students from South Jordan Middle School delivered two tons of items and cash to the Homeless Youth Resource Center. Every student served by gathering clothes, books, food and hygiene kits.

"We saw it on the news and thought it would be a good chance to help our community," one student explained.

"Last year we served over 850 youth, which was double from two years prior. So, the need for donations has increased dramatically," said Angie Colemere, with the Homeless Youth Drop-in Center.

The center relies on those donations to operate and welcomes the help. To find out how you can help, contact the Homeless Youth Resource Center at 801-364-0744.

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