Newcomerstown, Ohio - Newcomerstown High School students are pitching in to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence and are reaching out to the local community to support their efforts.

On Saturday, September 29, the school’s Teen Leadership Corps will be hosting a community benefit breakfast in Newcomerstown High School cafeteria from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

The meal will include pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee, all served up by members of the school’s student leadership group by donation. The cost is a $5 cash donation or school supplies, and proceeds will be donated to a high school in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Principal Josh Branch explains that the idea for the breakfast fundraiser was suggested by members of the student leadership group as a way to help students in an area where residents are still dealing with the aftermath of the hurricane that rolled up the coastline earlier this month. 

“That came straight from our kids. That was their idea, and we kind of helped them get to that point,” he says.

Branch says the school has been in contact with educators in Wilmington, who have agreed to provide an update once the donations arrive.

“Hopefully, we can kind of take a picture and they can take a picture. It’ll be a cool experience for our kids,” he says.  

Anyone with questions about the fundraiser is invited to call 740-498-5111 or email 

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