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  LIVING TO SERVE
 
By: Texas FFA
May 13, 2013

 
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Donations roll into the community of West, Texas following the deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant. “Living to Serve” is part of the FFA motto, and FFA chapters across the Lone Star State gathered clothing, food, school supplies, monetary donations and more for the small Texas community.

Hardin Jefferson FFA gathered items in class, as well as throughout the community. After collecting clothes, water and school supplies, the FFA chapter traveled to West with West Hardin Middle School Student Council. The donations were given to the school, and motivational signs were hung in the hallway for West students.

Tomball High School was greatly affected by the tragic explosion in West. A Tomball teacher’s family lost their belongings in the explosion, and another Tomball teacher lost three friends, who were first responders. Tomball FFA quickly reacted by starting a gift card drive. During the week of April 22-26, Tomball FFA promoted the gift card drive and rallied other groups to help collect spare change during lunch time. The Tomball Memorial FFA Chapter donated $1,060 to the drive, resulting in a $7,500 donation for the citizens of West.

Westbrook FFA raised $3,055 in cash and gift cards, as well as a gooseneck trailer full of donations.

Colmesneil FFA donated money, gift cards and clothes.

Lampasas FFA hosted Pack the Trailer to gather bottled water, non-perishable items and toiletries to aid those affected by the devastating explosion.
 






















 
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