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Students step up to aid custodian

February 28, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY — Students at an Oklahoma City-area high school are stepping up to help a man who is taking time to care for his ailing mother, according to KOCO-TV.

Jerrel Combs was injured in a house fire this week in Southeast Oklahoma City: Her son, John Combs, is a custodian with Crooked Oak schools and he lives with her, the article noted.

Now, he needs to take care of her for a while, and that''s where some Crooked Oak High School students come into play: Students wanted to make sure Combs wasn''t worried about his job while his mother was in a local hospital, the article stated.

"The minute we heard, which was right a little bit after first hour, we immediately started making up schedules," said Crooked Oak Student Council Vice President Iris Molina.

According to the article, students started vacuuming carpets, sweeping floors and emptying trashcans, saying pitching in while Combs is gone is their way of showing him that they care and appreciate everything he does.

The students are also planning a food drive and collecting donations for the Combs'' because they lost so much in the fire, the article added.

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