Goochland County Public Schools Seek Opportunities to Provide the Victims of Natural Disasters with Support

As the residents of Houston, Texas and other parts of the nation continue to recover from the tragedies and destruction brought by recent hurricanes, the students and staff of Goochland County Public Schools are working together to support those affected.

Goochland County Public Schools is extending their mission of maximizing the potential of every learner through various activities in most division schools to help the victims of recent natural disasters. “Helping others is a way to build positive relationships”, says Randolph Elementary School principal Dan Gardner.  “This is deeper learning and social emotional awareness in action, and we are excited to help”.

Goochland Middle School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will be partnering with Randolph Elementary School’s fourth grade students to collect items to be sent to those in need.  A generous parent will be assisting in the transportation of those items.

Goochland Elementary School will be supporting a police department as well as a Houston school starting in October.  GES recently established the “Hands Helping Houston Covey Club”, with the goal of meeting every month to plan and implement fundraising opportunities.  This month they plan to start a “dollar drive” to support the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

The Randolph Elementary School Community will be collecting personal items as well as school related items to support disaster victims.. “As a Journey School we teach how acceptance isn’t just about tolerating and embracing differences,” says Gardner.  “It’s also about accepting the burdens that others may face”.

For more ways to support those affected by recent events, please consider these charity options located in the most highly affected disaster areas:

  • Houston SPCA
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Food Band of Corpus Christi
  • San Antonio Humane Society

Goochland County Public Schools’ efforts toward providing hurricane relief support the division goal of  inspiring and preparing the next generation to make a positive impact.

Author: Andy Armstrong

Executive Director of Business Operations, Goochland County Public Schools

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