Wellsville High School mentors spent Monday night outside participating in the bi-annual Night of Need. The students were out in the elements with only cardboard boxes for shelter from 8 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Their efforts raised $3,550 for students in need in the Wellsville school district.

The high school, in an email, said how proud they were of their students for spending a night in below freezing temperatures for a good cause and thanked the community for supporting them. The first Night of Need at Wellsville was in 2011. With this year’s donation added, the event has raised more than $16,500.

Funds raised have been used to help students with purchasing shoes, clothing, glasses/eye exams, school supplies, and past Angel tree gifts. In addition, funds have helped with the elementary backpack program, offered donations to families in the community who have suffered great loss and provided temporary lunch funds for students at WHS.