Posted: Tuesday, October 16th 2012 at 10:08am
7th-graders help Gainesville Red Cross
Tallulah Falls Middle School students explore Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle at their school recently.
GAINESVILLE - Nancy Almoyan, teacher of the 7th grade class of the Tallulah Falls Middle School, invited Joni Smith, Executive Director of the Northeast Chapter of the American Red Cross to receive 65 comfort kits prepared by 45 students.
The kits are issued after a disaster such as a house fire or local flood. They contain necessary toiletries to make life a little more comfortable for the survivors. These particular kits also contain a note of encuragement from the students.
Enthusiasm for the community service project ran high, according to Almoyan. “The students are very excited about it.”
In addition to donating the comfort kits the students viewed a slide show presented by Gail Buesnel on Red Cross volunteers deployed to assist following weather and fire related disasters. John Brandon and Beth Weaver drove the Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) to the school. The students got to explore the vehicle and test some of its equipment, such as loudspeakers,horn, etc.
“The practical caring these students expressed toward people they do not know and will never meet is inspiring," Smith said. "Without community partners like these students and their teachers we couldn’t fulfill our mission.”
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