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Jefferson County
United Way
News Release
Friday, September 22, 2017

 United Way of Beaumont Hosts “Love is Thicker Than Water” School Supply Drive

 United Way to distribute school supplies to area school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey

BEAUMONT, TX -– United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County has been collecting school supplies over the last few weeks, due to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The “Love is Thicker Than Water” School Supply Drive was designed to help collect needed supplies for area school districts with students and teachers affected by Hurricane Harvey. The drive concluded at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017.

United Way of Beaumont also purchased school supplies to be distributed to area schools after assessing the needs at several districts in the Beaumont and North Jefferson County region.  School districts who will receive supplies from the drive and United Way’s purchased items are Martin Elementary in Beaumont, Hamshire-Fannett Elementary in Fannett, and Hardin-Jefferson Elementary in Sour Lake. Distribution of these school supplies will take place on Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26 at all three schools.

Martin Elementary in BISD had the greatest need according to the administration of BISD, and all 675 students at the campus will receive supplies.  Hamshire-Fannett was able to give a specific accounting for elementary students directly affected by Hurricane Harvey, and will receive school supplies for 225 students. H-F will also receive 80 teacher supply bundles, which will help broaden the reach of donations to every classroom. Hardin-Jefferson Elementary has a very specific list of items needed, ranging from 150 binders to 50 rulers.

United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County has partnered with Manning’s, to make sure monies for this endeavor benefit the local Beaumont economy. United Way will help Manning’s deliver supplies to all three school campuses.

Education is one of United Way’s three impact focus areas, so this is one of many way’s to help enhance our community in the realm of education.

For additional information, please contact John Rollins, Public Relations and Community Impact Director for United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County, at (409) 835-4575 ext. 3, or email at jrollins@uwbmt.org.




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