Students in Irma-ravaged Everglades City get teddy bears

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. Every elementary student at Everglades City School is getting a new teddy bear Monday.

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.”

Monday is the first day back for students at the school and across Collier and Lee counties.

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