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OKLAHOMA CITY—Victims from last summer’s wildfires will receive a little bit of relief thanks to a few persistent students.

A group of students from Metro Technology Centers’ South Bryant campus collected 4,000 pounds of clothing and household goods for the fire victims.

Organizers say culinary arts majors teamed up with SkillsUSA and FCCLA to take part in the project, which began in August.

Marjorie Hammond, culinary arts teacher, said, “The effect of a wildfire changes any community. The victims that lost their homes are dependent on the help of others. We hope the families can benefit from the items donated.”

They contacted the Christmas Connection to distribute the items to families who needed the most help.

Hundreds of residents were affected by wildfires in Luther, Glencoe, Drumright, Mannford, Noble, Slaughterville and Norman last summer.