Brookfield students' feet raise thousands for Oklahoma tornado victims

CREATED Jun 4, 2013

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BROOKFIELD - More than 200 students from Brookfield Central High School have hit the pavement to raise money for Oklahoma tornado victims.

Students at the school showed big hearts with their feet, waking up early to walk to school while helping those victims.

People in Brookfield could find a sea of yellow on Brookfield and Gebhardt Roads as they saw the students.

"This is important to us, because they've gone through a lot over there," said Brad Bartelt, a sophomore and member of the school's Key Club, to TODAY'S TMJ4.

"We help those in need."

More than 200 students walked, each pledging at least $10.

Together, they're trying to raise $2,500.

Some students walked from their homes, while others walked from Brookfield Presbyterian Church a mile and a half away.

"I just think that this is a great show of the kids support. They wanted to do something and this is something they felt they could do," said Key Club advisor Ronn Blaha.

Administrators told TODAY'S TMJ4's Nick Montes that the students raised about $2,000, but as of Tuesday morning, they were still counting the money raised.

Jay Sorgi contributed to this report.