Indian River Student Honored For Collecting Clothing

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Morgan Wewer thought she was participating in her graduation rehearsal at Indian River High School until she got to the very end.

Wewer and her classmates watched a thank you video from DoSomething.org.

With the help of family and friends, Wewer collected more than 50,000 articles of clothing for DoSomething.org's "Comeback Clothes" Campaign, which asked young people to collect clothes to be recycled or donated to charity as apart of the clothing chain H&M's green initiative.

"Her goal was to fill a box truck and we could have filled a box truck twice, the biggest box truck," said Rebecca Wewer, Morgan's mom.

And that's not all.

Because of Morgan's accomplishment, DoSomething.org is giving Indian River $4,000.

"I'm really conscious about the environment and thought it could be helping what I'd be leaving behind," said Morgan.

Although Morgan will be graduating from Indian River High School, the school says it wants to keep Morgan involved in deciding what the money will be used for.

"Environmentally conscious students called our green team to make some decisions and we'll do some purchases of materials such as recycling bins, signs, reminders, educational materials that will help pay Morgan's ideas, thoughts and actions forward to others," said Troy Decker, principal.

Now the school hopes Morgan will inspire others students to follow her lead.

Friday, July 25, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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