As many of our readers know, our community suffered incredible devastation this past Tuesday when a tornado roared through the Johnston Elementary community off East Cherokee Drive. This sister elementary school in the Cherokee County School District is only a few miles to our west. Nearly one in 10 students at the school are victims of the violent storm. While we are thankful no one was killed or seriously injured, many families suffered severe damage to their homes.
How can you help? Dr. Keith Ingram, principal of the school, has established the Johnston Tornado Relief Fund. You can read more about the fund and the impact of the storm on the studnts at http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=116323&catid=39 . The school hopes to raise $5,000 in donations before the school year ends next Thursday, May 29. The school is asking people and businesses to bring in gift cards, canned foods, boxes of food, clothing, books that they don’t need. You can send monetary and gift cards donations to:
Johnston Elementary School
2031 East Cherokee Drive
Woodstock Ga 30188
Please indicate you read about this worthy cause on The Unquiet Library blog, the blog of the Creekview High School Media Center. Thank you for any help you can provide!