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.
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