Event held at Chicopee High School raised money for refugees

Four students from Syria participated

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Students at Chicopee High School got up on their feet Friday in support of Syrian refugees.

The “Steps for Syria” event was hosted by the Chicopee High School International Club and raised money for The United Nations Children’s Fund.

Sophomore Mohammad al Hallak told 22News he is so grateful that refugees like himself are being helped by Chicopee High School students. He is from Damascus, Syria.

Hundreds of students, including four from Syria, raised hundreds of dollars for the cause by walking nine laps around the high school gym on Friday.