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Hurricane Relief Efforts

*Alabama Lee County Tornado as of 03/06/19*

Alabama’s Lee County Schools will remain closed for students until Tuesday, March 12, following Sunday’s tornado. Our Second Responder program makes a point of providing what a school needs most, which often isn’t known the earliest hours following a storm, when there is still so much uncertainty. We continue to work with schools in the district and are standing by, readying supplies.

One school administrator shared the following:

We are coming together to help one another as much as possible but it is comforting to be remembered by you and others who want to make a difference in the lives of our students”

We will have more updates when the students return and educators are able to better asses their needs.

*Hurricane Michael UPDATE as of 12/06/2018*

We’re delighted that we’ve been able to support several relief efforts along our southeast coast recently. In October we visited Homewood Elementary School, in South Carolina, to distribute classroom items, backpacks filled with supplies, and books and paper products for more than 2,600 students and teachers. On December 6 we joined several partners in North Carolina to provide classroom materials including more books and 1,500 reams of paper to R. B. Dean Elementary in Maxton.

*Hurricane Florence UPDATE as of 10/12/2018*

The danger to the coasts continues. Our Florence response is underway and, after some additional mold abatement efforts, we will be able to deliver our first loads of school supplies in a few short weeks. Yet Michael has now left a deadly wake in Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina, and the reports state that North Carolina could see additional storm surge, impacting areas that were only just finding calm after Florence. We will continue to share news as we partner with the local authorities on the best way to meet their needs. Please check back for updates.

Your support will help get students and teachers back into the classrooms as quickly as possible. Thank you for your help.

When families struggle financially, school supplies just can't be a priority. In 2018, we directly supported more than 6 million students with new supplies.

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