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Special Education Department holds supply drives for hurricane victims

Special Education supply drive

The Special Education Department sprang into action in response to the two hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida recently. Thanks to the response of school personnel and the community, the department has been able to make a difference.

 

In late August, the department decided to hold a supply drive for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. They made a list of desired supplies for both people and pets and shared it throughout the department and with special education staff in schools.

 

On Sept. 11, school social worker Jodie Battison and a friend drove two trucks and trailers full of supplies to Covington, La., where they were shrink-wrapped and shipped to Texas.

 

As Irma approached Florida, people continued to bring supplies into the office. On Oct. 2, Ms. made a second trip to Florida to deliver more supplies to relief efforts there.

 

Special Education Director Katrina Johnson is shown here with a just a few of the supplies that came pouring into the department.