News and Tribune

Breaking News

Recent Local News

May 22, 2013

Henryville students, staff donate, contemplate volunteering

(Continued)

HENRYVILLE —

But he said without any direction, his students are already pitching in.

“Our students have already started putting money in a box,” Albert said. “That was [Tuesday] and tomorrow will be our big push.”

Glenn Riggs, principal of the elementary school, said 2012’s tornado was still a sensitive subject for students and even some staff members. But he said they’re still working out ways to help.

“We know the thing to do is nothing immediate,” Riggs said. “Without a facility and without a place to be, they don’t need any stuff. We’re going to reconvene in the fall and that will be a time where we put our heads together, we will use all of our resources of our students and families.”

He said even after more than a year, Henryville’s schools are still trying to locate some of their lost materials and dealing with other emotional losses. 

He did say there’s something his school can do right now. On Tuesday morning, a school in Maine that has sent aid continuously to Henryville Elementary School called to let them know they’d raised another $2,000 for books. Instead of filling their library further, Riggs said they’re sending the check to Oklahoma.

“We’re going to take their fundraising efforts and pay them forward,” Riggs said. “We can take the privilege of what would be a gift for us and pass it on to them.”

But the schools’ administrators are approaching donations carefully to make sure they get to the places they want them to go. Albert said he wants any materials or money sent to Oklahoma go directly to Plaza Towers Elementary School to avoid any hitches in directing aid.

Riggs said after reflecting on what he, his staff and students lived through last year, his heart is heavy for people in Moore.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Recent Local News
LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

SPECIAL CONTENT
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.