Students aid teacher after hurricane

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN TV) - Students from the Rapid City High School’s Job’s for America’s Graduates group hosted a “how to make fry bread for an Indian taco demonstration,” Oct. 5, 2017, at RCHS.

The event was put on in honor of Native Americans' Day next week on Oct. 9, 2017.

Not only was it a display of Native American culture, but what came next took everyone by surprise. The JAG group asked those that participated to donate money to RCHS teacher Ryan Brewer.

Brewer’s wife and children live in Puerto Rico; and lost their home and all of their belongings in Hurricane Maria. According to Brewer, his wife has to drive 30 miles to the nearest cell phone tower in order to get a signal to talk to him. Food and water are also a top priority.

"To see the kids that I'm teaching, you know kind of, behind my back, raise up some money for my family without telling me, it's really such a... it's surprising,” said Brewer. “It's enlightening for me and it really warms my heart to know that I'm cared for."

JAG is a program designed to help young people develop academic, personal, and professional skills through academic achievement and positive relationships and experiences in the community

If you're interested in helping Ryan and his family, you can donate at Black Hills Federal Union to account number 173631002. Or you can send care packages to his wife:

Ivelisse Brewer
PO BOX 3544
Juncos PR 00777