Hale County High hosts donation drive for tornado victims


It never takes long for close-knit neighbors and friends to come together in the wake of weather disasters around West Alabama, and it’s no different in Hale County. After an EF2 tornado tore through Sawyerville Feb. 3, Hale County Middle School and Hale County High School students sprang into action.

On Friday, both schools opened their doors for donations, offering a place where good samaritans could bring necessary items including warm clothes, nonperishable food, bottled water and cleaning supplies.

Assistant Principal Katie Andoe said monetary donations are being accepted as well.

“If people want to give money, we can take it and buy the specific needs,” Andoe said.   At the end of each shift, we’ll take loads down to the Sawyerville community.  We have co-workers who know exactly where to go because it directly affected their families. We’ll be taking the items directly to the people who need it, but really more than anything just any donation is appreciated because it will get put to good use.”

The drive continued Saturday.

If you’re still interested in donating, you can contact the schools directly.

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