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Young duo show they CARE

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap

Logan Rutherford (left) and Grace Wells take a break from fundraising for OjaiCARES Saturday.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Two Matilija Junior High School students, Grace Wells and Logan Rutherford, raised $511.50 for OjaiCARES, an Ojai-based cancer resource center, during a yard sale and raffle of their creation Saturday.

And this isn’t their first contribution to the nonprofit organization. In December, Wells and Rutherford contributed $256 with the help of leadership classmates, according to Renee Mandala, assistant director of OjaiCARES.Wells and Rutherford, both seventh-graders, learned about OjaiCARES from their leadership teacher, Andrea Vasquez, during Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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