Every elementary student at Everglades City School got a new teddy bear.

The gift came via a donation from members of the community, Principal Jim Ragusa said.

Everglades City was one of the hardest-hit areas during Hurricane Irma, and many children lost all of their toys.

“It just means a lot, because they’re going through a lot,” Ragusa said. “But people here are fighting through it, and we’re going to be back, better than ever, starting today.”

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