Teens raise money for shelter

Clermont 20/20 youth student leaders have donated $500 to the Batavia James Sauls Homeless Shelter.

As part of a required group project for Look to Clermont, the youth leadership initiative of Clermont 20/20, the students held a fund-raiser at the Milford Bowling Lanes on St. Patrick’s Day to raise the donated funds which were presented to the shelter in an informal check presentation ceremony April 18.

Bethel-Tate High School junior Tammy Guseman, 17, said that they chose the shelter because they wanted to ease the stress and ‘help out’ the homeless population in the county.

“Our group was the health and wellness group,” she said at the shelter April 18. “We designed our fund-raising efforts around that. We all collaborated on the idea and thought how great it would be to raise money to help the homeless in our own community. We know that so many people get turned away from the shelter every year and that is really sad and just unacceptable.”