By now, you’ve heard about the Golden Gate Army.
What’s the Golden Gateway Army?
It’s a group of Golden Gate College students who are trying to stay alive after a zombie outbreak left more than 200 people dead and hundreds injured.
They’re calling it “the zombie apocalypse.”
The group has been helping other students in the Golden State stay alive with food, water, shelter and medical supplies.
As the epidemic continues, students have started a group called Golden Gate Community Emergency Response, or GCRED, to help them survive the epidemic.GCRED’s mission is to provide the necessary resources for people in need.
“It’s been a really great learning experience, really rewarding and I’m looking forward to sharing it with the rest of the world,” said Hannah Neshek, a freshman in psychology.
The students have also been donating their food and other items to local food banks.
“We’ve seen a lot of people wanting to give food to other people, so we’re kind of trying to encourage that,” said Nesherk.
GCRERes food bank will be opened this Saturday at the Golden Garden, where the group is based.
The students also are offering their time and space to people they believe need it.
Nesheker said she was able to help someone who needed to go to the emergency room.
“I really appreciated the fact that I could be a role model to somebody and say, ‘Hey, I’m here for you, and I’ll do anything you need,'” she said.
“It made me feel like I was a good friend to her, so it really helps.”
Students from Golden Gate have been helping the students at GCRERe.
A student named Mihailos, who is not related to Hannah Nesiank, is an active participant in GCR ER and also volunteered his time to help with supplies and food.
Mihailas family, his family and friends have been in touch with the group, so they’re helping to make sure the students can stay in touch.
Mihaelos has volunteered his free time to make meals for people and have snacks for them.
The student who has volunteered the most, Mihaelis brother, also has volunteered.
He said he has been very supportive of the students, and is doing his part to help.
“Being part of this group, it’s really good for me because it’s a great opportunity for me to have more time with my family, so I can relax and be with my friends,” Mihaleos said.
“The kids that I know that are still in college and have a job, I think it’s great to be a part of that.
I know what I have to do and I know how hard it is.”
The Golden Gate State has been hit hard by the outbreak, and it is difficult for students to get supplies.
Neshes student is taking advantage of this.
“It makes me feel really good because I know these people who I know and I can really help them out,” Neshelk said.
She said she hopes that other students can learn from her.
“They should always try to do something, even if it’s just a little bit.
And they shouldn’t be afraid to try something different, because it will be worth it,” she said of volunteering.
“I just want them to be able to survive.”
The student with the biggest fear, Neshea said she’s also making sure that she stays up to date on the situation.
“If they need help, I’ll give them a call.
I’ll tell them how they can help and I won’t stop them,” Nesianko said.
Neshea is also sharing her experiences of the outbreak on Facebook.
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