Holmes County High School JROTC collecting donations

HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The JROTC at Holmes County High School in Bonifay is collecting items for Food4Kidz and Salvage Christmas in Bay County.

The group is also partnering with the school's BETA club to collect items for the Jackson County Health Department.

They're collecting non-perishable food, hygiene items, paper goods, as well as new or used toys, blankets, and clothing.

"I really enjoy helping people," senior Amber Lewis said. "I like stuffing boxes and I like to see people have smiles on their face."

"I enjoy doing this because it was a very drastic event that happened and there were a bunch of people in our community that were affected by it, so to know that I can help them out in a way, it just makes me feel better to know that I can do something, I am doing something. I'm doing everything I can do," junior Tristen Nored said.

The donation drive continues through December 14.

A collection box is set up at the front of Holmes County High School.

The JROTC will also be set up at several grocery stores on Saturday, December 8 from 8 a.m. until noon.

Those stores include the Piggly Wiggly in Bonifay and Chipley, Fred's in Bonifay, Doc's Market in Bonifay, and Brickyard Market in Chipley.