Dear parents, guardians, families, and Fort Braden Community:
Our neighbors and fellow families in Louisiana and Texas need our help! The devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana continues to grow daily and the need for assistance will likely grow to levels never seen before in our history. The immediate needs for recovery will place a demand on agencies that offer life-saving help now. However, full recovery will take years to establish…BUT…THERE IS HOPE!
This enormous task can be made easier by OUR GENEROSITY! I have volunteered Fort Braden School as a site for our localHurricane Harvey Relief Drive. Items needed include bottled water, personal hygiene items, diapers, wipes, and toiletries. We have a special room in our Media Center dedicated to receiving your supplies. Wouldn’t it be a sight to see if we filled the room to overflowing with desperately needed items to help our fellow man? I look forward to this effort together. Let’s remember those struggling for something to drink, a place to sleep, a dry bed, food to eat, or formula and diapers for the thousands of infants affected by this disaster. Please read the press release below for more details and don’t hesitate to give us a call regarding details, 488-9374.
(Additionally, you can help Hurricane Harvey victims by texting HARVEY to 90999 to give $10 to the Red Cross ongoing relief efforts.)
August 31, 2017
Mayor Gillum, Leon County Schools Announce Harvey Relief Drive
Mayor Andrew Gillum and Superintendent Rocky Hanna are partnering to collect relief items for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Items of need include bottled water, toiletries, and baby supplies such as diapers and wipes.
Items can be dropped off at City Hall (300 S Adams St.), Chiles High School (7200 Lawton Chiles Ln.), Fort Braden School (15100 Blountstown Hwy.), Conley Elementary (2400 Orange Ave.), Swift Creek Middle School (2100 Pedrick Rd.), Canopy Oaks Elementary (3250 Point View Dr.), Roberts Elementary (5777 Pimlico Dr.), and the Leon County Schools offices (2757 W Pensacola St.).
Additionally, the Mayor is hosting a blood drive in front of City Hall Friday September 1, from 8:30am – 12:30pm. All are invited to come and give blood.