With many families still struggling and schools opening back up soon, others are hoping a clothing drive will help those in need.
“We are at the Bay District Schools’ warehouse. We’ve been filling clothes orders for kids for the past couple of weeks. Families have filled out a form at their school. We’ve been sending those back to the school. We needed to be at the warehouse to accept a couple of big deliveries so I thought well I’m not just going to sit here and wait for a delivery truck, lets be useful! So we invited families to come and fill out requests on the spot so they could leave with the clothes in hand. Bay District Schools is just really proud to be able to do this for our community. It’s thanks to the generous sponsors and people who have donated from across the country. People have shown up with trucks of stuff, they sent us boxes of stuff,” explained Sharon Michalik, Bay District Schools director of communications.
Parents and their children were welcomed to come straight to the Bay District School’s warehouse, fill out an emergency form, and get clothes as well as supplies on the spot.
“God’s Pit Crew, they’ve been collecting from all across the nation. They collect them, they process them, they package them, and they have been shipping them into our area since the storm actually first began,” said Wayne Asprodites, Destiny Worship Center PCB campus pastor.
Those at the clothing drive stressed how important it is to support one another in times such as these.
“It’s amazing, it’s been such a blessing to families who have lost everything. It doesn’t matter what political party you are, what race you are, what denomination of religion you are. We are all out here to help one another and come together. It shouldn’t only be in the time of need, it should be everyday. I think that’s what we need to take away from this experience,” emphasized Windie Fountain, parent.
You can still complete a clothing request form from Nov. 13 through Nov. 15 at your student’s school.