Schools Helping Schools after Katrina

Schools Helping Schools after Katrina
By: Holly Brantley

Kennett, MO - Schools in the Bootheel want to help kids inMississippi get back in the classroom. Volunteers already took down one truck load of supplies. But, there’s more work to be done.

Desks, books, and computers are sitting in schools in the Kennett area, waiting to be taken to Jackson County, Mississippi.

But, they need a semi truck to take the supplies to more than eleven hundred students, waiting to go back to school.

“We’re trying to get some transportation.” said Reverend John Kruger. “We sent one semi down yesterday but we don’t have enough trucks. We need one or two semi trucks, at least."

Reverend Kruger knows FEMA is bringing in portable buildings to hold classes, but school leaders in Mississippi tell him desks and books are desperately needed.

Supplies are sitting at schools in Kennett, Neeleyville, Holcolm, Caruthersville, Campbell, and Clarkton just waiting to be used.

If you would like to donate a truck or other items, contact Rev. Kruger. You can reach him at 1-573-888-9119.