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MSA Raises Funds for School Impacted by Hurricane Harvey


The Miller School of Albemarle Student Government Association (SGA) wanted to begin the year by helping fellow students who were truly in need. They knew that they wanted to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, but weren’t sure exactly how. However, when Head of School Michael Drude shared with the SGA that a personal friend of his had been tragically affected by Hurricane Harvey, the SGA found an outlet. The Texas City Independent School District, where Mr. Drude’s long time friend is an employee, had been ravaged by the storm, leaving students and teachers without classrooms and necessary materials. Days after the storm passed through the area, the Miller School of Albemarle Student Government began collecting funds that they hoped would make it possible for these students and teacher to continue their school year. The faculty and students responded by giving generously, easily surpassing the fundraising goal and totaling more than $1000. One faculty member, Gene Gartner, gave a matching gift of $250. The SGA was overwhelmed by the immense kindness showed by everyone.

The funds will be used to purchase supply packs that contain essential classroom items for teachers, as well as going towards a general fund that supports families of teachers whose homes were affected by the terrible storm. The SGA will continue to collect donations through the end of the month, and anyone interested in supporting the Texas City Independent School District can do so by following the link here.

(Pictured from left: Sicily Hawley-Hayes, Cheku Louis, Martin Hu (SGA President) and Rheannon Loth make donations to the fund.)


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