Students at Marshall Elementary School in Eureka, Kansas, gather for a photo commemorating their gift to the Spring ISD Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
HOUSTON – Sept. 15, 2017 – Marshall Elementary School in Eureka, Kansas, is a small school in a small southeastern Kansas town, but that didn’t stop them from wanting to reach out and do something for the students and staff of Spring ISD who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“Our town was hit hard by a tornado last year,” said Marshall Principal Stacy Coulter, “so the feeling of devastation is recent in the minds of many of our students and staff members.”
The school started collecting funds after the storm and this week presented the Spring ISD Education Foundation with a donation of $460.75, an amount that will allow the district to assist several more families through the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Spring ISD is helping local families affected by the storm through small grants – of $250 or less – to help with essentials as they begin the process of recovery.
Another $450 donation came in on Friday from the Early College Academy of Greeley, Colorado, where floods several years ago affected many local students and their families. Students and staff at the school, moved by reports of Hurricane Harvey’s destructive floods, held a fundraiser specifically to benefit Spring ISD’s Early College Academy, whose grateful principal, Diana Kimberly, said the money will be used to help provide Thanksgiving baskets for her school’s displaced families.
“We have not had a dry eye here at Spring Early College Academy since we read their message and learned of their generous gift,” Kimberly said. “It’s amazing. There are such kind people in this world.”
To date, the district’s hurricane relief fund has raised more than $40,000, about half of which coming in the form of a donation made directly by the foundation. Contributions are still being accepted, and all donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit the district’s Harvey Relief Fund webpage.