Two Mobile County Public Schools buses roamed around the county on Tuesday, stopping at schools from Semmes to Irvington and many points in between, collecting donations from schools and MCPSS departments to help those affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida.
Twenty schools participated in the effort, along with MCPSS Central Office and the Transportation Department. Schools providing donations were: Alma Bryant, Anna Booth, Burns Middle, Burroughs, Calcedeaver, Clark-Shaw, Collier, Council, Dawes Intermediate, E.R. Dickson, Hollinger’s Island, Holloway, Just 4, Lott Middle, Mary Montgomery, Meadowlake, Nan Gray Davis, Scarborough, Semmes Elementary and B.T. Washington Middle.
The donated items were unloaded at Volunteers of America, which will distribute them in areas of Florida damaged by Hurricane Irma. Donated items included school supplies, cleaning supplies, water, gift cards and pet food.
Mary Montgomery, Dawes Intermediate, Council and Central Office had already conducted drives on their own to send donations to people in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well. Several other schools also held their own drives, including Baker High, Castlen, Craighead, Dixon, Dodge, Hutchens, Indian Springs, McDavid-Jones, Old Shell Road, St. Elmo, Taylor-White and J.E. Turner. Other schools in the district are just getting their own drives underway.
Mobile County Public Schools thanks all who have participated.