The destruction from the recent hurricanes in the West Indies has touched the hearts of three students from West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Abby Bedard, Amanda Wells and McKenna O’Neill are juniors from West Bridgewater High who are organizing a student service trip to the Dominican Republic.
"The Dominican isn’t getting that much attention compared to the Texas hurricane and Florida," said Bedard.
The teenagers are planning the trip with a tour company called "Rustic Pathways" and will volunteer on the northern part of the island where Hurricane Maria is expected to leave devastation.
"Especially now they will need a lot of rebuilding," said Wells. "Just excited to be able to help other people."
The students plan to leave June 23 and will help rebuild homes and educate children. They will also have some time to go sightseeing and do other recreational activities before returning on June 30.
The school needs at least 15 students to go on the trip. Each student will have to pay about $2,500.
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The school is also hoping to raise money to help reduce the cost and asking any students who want more information to contact them.
"It’s a really good opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and be able to help out people," said O’Neill.