Cibola HS holds supply drive for Texas high school
September 14, 2017 09:02 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Many New Mexicans are finding ways to help after Hurricane Harvey, as parts of Texas are still nowhere near back to normal. One Albuquerque school with several connections to the storm-stricken area is stepping up with a school supply drive.
When students and staff at Cibola High School saw images coming out of Texas, they wanted to find a way to help. A teacher and coach at CHS shared his connection: he graduated from Kingwood High School, which was severely damaged by flooding. Librarian Roberta Fotter offered to organize a supply drive, knowing the sight all too well.
"I was in Slidell, Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina -- I sadly know how all of this works," said Fotter.
While people often think to donate clothing and household items, schools also need classroom supplies. Clubs, teams and special education classes are taking donations from students, staff and the community.
"They're bringing in, as you can see, backpacks, notebooks, binders, folders - anything students may need," said student Justin Giese.
Fotter will drive everything down on a trip that students hope will ease the burden, at least while teens are in class.
"They had to go to another school and take shifts and they only get to go and learn so much in this amount of time because their school is gone, so just collecting these items, backpack, and making sure they feel loved as well," said student Mark Loera.
Cibola High School is taking school supply donations until the end of the month.
You can drop them off at the front office during school hours or send them with a student.
Updated: September 14, 2017 09:02 AM
Created: September 14, 2017 08:56 AM
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