TROY, Mich. – For years, the students at Troy Athens High School have spent “charity week” doing something amazing.
“To be able to raise this much money as a community -- it’s like we’re a big family,” said Tyler Bettelon, of the Alex’s Saints Foundation.
Troy Athens students raised more than $117,000 for the foundation.
“It’s super emotional,” Bettelon said. “This one is personal. Alex was my student and neighbor.”
Alex St. Pierre took part in charity week a decade ago when he was a student at the high school. One day before his 25th birthday, he died from a drug overdose.
After last year’s charity week was canceled due to COVID, students made up for it this year.
You can watch Priya Mann’s full story in the video above.