Dayton City School launched a week-long drive for Hurricane relief and donated the money to Dayton High School located in Dayton, Texas. Students and teachers collected change, and along with generous donations, were able to collect a total of $10, 418.90.
DCS would like to thank all who contributed to the fund and a special thank you to the Mr. Sunny Patel of B & E Convenience Stores. The Patels gave $5000 for the relief fund and also a donation of $3000 to Dayton City School.
Geoff McCracken, principal at Dayton High School, spoke of how he was moved to tears when he read about our generosity. Even though his school came through the hurricane, most of the students were affected by the flooding.
He described how the rural Title 1 school district will need many student supplies and necessities to get back in school. During the storm, he visited many shelters and saw many of his students. He mentioned how his heart had been broken several times, yet the generosity and love of others is helping to fill and mend it.
Dayton City Schools Superintendent Robert Greene said, “I am so proud of our students and staff for the tremendous compassion and work they have all given to this worthy project.”
DCS faculty, staff, and students would like to personally thank the community of Dayton and surrounding areas for their contributions.