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Vatterott Student Group Helps Graduate Fix House

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A group of Vatterott students came together Friday to help out a recent graduate, and this is just one of many projects the Random Acts of Kindness group has taken on to help out the community.

When student body president Lason Leyerle asked for students to help out a recent graduate with a hole in the roof, even cosmetology students stepped up to help out in any way they could.

For the homeowner, whose husband has many medical expenses, it was get help or let a bucket catch the water from the hole in the ceiling.

Deborah Smith was watching TV when her ceiling fell down in the corner of the room. She said without the Vatterott Random Acts of Kindness (VATRAK) students she'd have no way to fix the problem.

"I would still have a hole in my ceiling right now," she said.

Luckily, she is a recent graduate of Vatterott and asked one of her teachers for help.

Following the trend of teachers and students helping others, Leyerle reached out to get a group to help.

"A couple students try to get together and help out people. We have instructors that go out and help out not only students but administration and churches. Just certain groups in the community that have done good for people," said Leyerle

And other students happy to get involved.

"I want to be there before the next guy that is in need," said student Shawn Fielding.

"We're all a part of the community, help each other out. That's the way it should be," said student Lukas Lotz.

Leyerle said the group is a cycle of good deeds. They help out someone in need and the community helps them.

"We came around town to local businesses and asked them to donate funds. If not funds, supplies," he said.

Without that help, VATRAK wouldn't have had all of the supplies to fix Smith's roof.

"They're a godsend. and I appreciate all that the school has done," said Smith.

Leyerle said this is the first official project for Random Acts of Kindness group, but anybody who needs help can contact them to talk about a possible project.

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