IMPERIAL — So why were the members of a computer club at Imperial Valley College spending the past three weeks playing with ribbon and glue guns?
In response to the terrorist attacks on the United States, IVC's freshman High Tech Club members decided to raise money for relief efforts by making red, white and blue ribbons to sell to students, faculty and staff at the college.
The 30 club members' work paid off in the form of a $300 check handed over Thursday to Sylvia Preciado, director the local branch of the American Red Cross, one of the first organizations on-scene at the crash sites.
"It's heartwarming to see groups like this," Preciado said of the High Tech Club. "Out of helplessness comes the need to do something."