San Diego Teachers Organize Relief Effort For Hurricane Harvey Victims
Monday, September 4, 2017
Credit: Matt Hoffman/KPBS
Teachers from Pershing Middle School organized a donation drive for Hurricane Harvey victims Monday in San Carlos.
“We decided that as a staff we needed to do something to help Texas,” said sixth grade teacher Stacy Robe.
A message went out to students and their families Friday, asking them to donate lightly used clothing or school supplies.
"The Houston district reached out saying that they needed children’s clothing and school supplies," said Robe. "New backpacks, new jackets, some new toys. We figured at the shelters, so they can play games and kick a soccer ball around."
Harvey’s destruction may not be close to home, but people from Monday's supply drive believe in good karma.
“I mean we know having our fires and our issues that we have here," said Erin Coffey, a parent who stopped to donate Monday. "We might not necessarily have a lot of hurricanes and flooding, but we’ll have our issues where we need help as well.”
The teachers are working to figure out how exactly to get the supplies to Texas. In the meantime, they will gather as many donations as possible.
“We’ll be collecting them in the morning in my room and them up and shipping them out by the end of the week,” said Robe.
One local community spent their Labor Day collecting clothes and school supplies for kids displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
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