Carl Junction Schools Help Harvey Affected Schools

Carl Junction, MO- Hurricane Harvey's wrath put many Texas school districts behind and out of vital school supplies. 

Carl Junction Schools have partnered with a local trucking company, C.F.I., to fill a 53 foot semi-truck with supplies for one specific school district impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

With many student and teacher homes flooded, school at Lumberton Independent School District was delayed until today.

A parent who works for C.F.I. Trucking found a volunteer driver to take the load to Texas this weekend. Hopefully filled with donated items. 

Kaitlyn Merrick, a  CJ teacher says,  "I'm looking to just help them out and their classrooms out. Especially their kids, because I look at my kids and think about their homes being gone and that kind of thing and you gotta give them back some kind of normalcy so they can get back to learning and school again." 

Lumberton is currently in need of basic school supplies that teachers and parents pay for out of pocket, like notebook paper, pencil pouches, dry-erase markers and backpacks. 

In addition, they are asking for cleaning supplies like Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, baby wipes and vinegar to help kill mold from water damage. 

Items will be collected now through this Friday at Carl Junction School District.


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