JCJC’s Hurricane Harvey Collection Center a big success

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2017-09-06 16:46:35

ELLISVILLE –More than $12,000 worth of donated items filled 24-pallets to send off to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.  The efforts of volunteers from Jones County Junior College along with the donated resources from Endom Trailer, Parish Transport LLC., and Howard Industries made the essential needs drive for the Houston Area a big success.
“I think it says that we're a bunch of people who really care about others and we take care of our neighbors.  We are paying it forward and taking care of neighbors in Texas. We know what it's like to hurt, and to be thirsty, and to be hot,” JCJC Vice President of Marketing, Finee’ Ruffin said.
Donations of bottled water, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and non-perishable food items were accepted over the Labor Day holiday weekend by hundreds of JCJC students, faculty and staff.  Generous Pine Belt residents also gave monetary donations through the JCJC Foundation Inc., to purchase items for Hurricane Harvey victims via the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters group. The donations were scheduled to arrive in the Houston area Tuesday afternoon. 


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