Long Trail School donates to tornado-afflicted townJuly 17,2013School donates to tornado relief
DORSET — In response to a tornado on May 20, students, teachers, staff and supporters at the Long Trail School have put together a package of items and donations to help out the people of Moore, Okla.
More than 160 people donated to the cause, bringing in more than $600 and nine backpacks stuffed with notebooks, writing utensils and classroom supplies for students and teachers. The money and items were given to the Moore Association of Classroom Teachers, an organization equipped to ensure the best distribution, according to Long Trail officials.
On May 20, a massive tornado hit the suburbs of Oklahoma City, destroying homes, businesses, two elementary schools and a hospital. Moved by the stories of the devastation, and particularly of the teachers who shielded children from the storm with their own bodies, teacher Paige Jackins remembered the outpourings of support in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.
Another teacher Daniela Stewart, spoke with a friend who works in a nearby Oklahoma community and knew the needs of the Moore community.
Jackins and Stewart became leaders of a one-week challenge to gather goods and cash to be sent to Moore.
School officials said they were proud of the response by the Long Trail community.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor, Venus Genetrix; on this day in 1933, FBI agents in Memphis, Tennessee, arrest Machine Gun Kelly; Yves Rossi flies the English Channel with home-made jet-pack.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1852, Henri Giffard demonstrates the first steam-powered airship, sailing 17 miles from Paris to Trappes; on this day in 1877, Japanese imperial troops crush the Satsuma Rebellion, Saigo Takamori dies in Kagoshima.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: U.S. Rep. Peter Welch meets with Killington business owners, governor candidates debate, Gov. Shumlin discusses progress in anti-opiate campaign, Spanos trial venue moves to White River Junction.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1776, as Nathan Hale is hanged by British military authorities for spying, he utters his famous last words — or does he? In 1975, Sara Jane Moore attempts to kill President Gerald R. Ford in San Francisco.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Patrick McArdle reports and the theft of an $89,000 shotgun, police release a video of the Monday Castleton robbery, O'Gorman reports a lawsuit by a local man claiming his vehicle unlawfully seized, police leave him in cold.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Giles Corey of Salem, Mass., is pressed to death during the Salem witch trials; on this day in 1952, film comedian Charlie Chaplin, while traveling to England, is denied re-entry into the United States by U.S. attorney general.