School District Donates to Hurricane Michael Relief

School District Donates to Hurricane Michael Relief
Posted on 10/21/2018
School District Donates to Hurricane Michael Relief

Boxes of donations from students, teachers, staff and administrators with the School District of Lee County will soon be on their way to the victims of Hurricane Michael. Collection centers at the schools and Lee County Public Education Center have been filling up with supplies for more than a week.

“The School District of Lee County is honored to assist our fellow Floridians in Bay County,” explains Dr. Denise Carlin, Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Community Engagement. “Our schools and central office have collected supplies, which we hope will be helpful to our friends in Bay County, as post-Hurricane Michael recovery continues. Our school district was incredibly fortunate to benefit from so many generous organizations last year after Hurricane Irma. This is our opportunity to give back to Floridians in need.”

The School District partnered with Owens-Ames-Kimball Construction in Fort Myers and Naples to help out the Florida Panhandle. OAK started collecting supplies with the hashtag #itsourturn, returning the generosity of those who helped Southwest Florida after Hurricane Irma with supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

The School District delivered the donations to OAK Friday, October 19, 2018. OAK is accepted donations until 5:00 p.m. and then drove the semi-truck of supplies up to the area around Panama City.