Elementary students collecting supplies for flood victims

Elementary students help flood victims

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Local students have not forgotten about the catastrophic floods that ripped through southern Louisiana in August.

The PTA committee at Valley View Elementary asked students to bring school supplies in an effort to help other students affected by the floods.

Committee members posted on their Facebook page that several students in Louisiana were displaced from their schools and bused to others.

So, each grade at the elementary school is assigned a list of options to bring to the donation box placed in front of the office.

Students are asked to bring at least one item on the designated list for their grade.

Just a day after the donation drive started, many students already started filling the bucket in hopes they can make a difference in other children's lives.

"It's going to help them learn so they don't actually have to go to school with nothing there," second-grader Trinity Isbell said.

Trinity had the opportunity to see the aftermath of the floods while on a mission trip to Louisiana.

"It was so sad when I saw the trash everywhere," Trinity said. "I think we went there to help people. We did a lot of things. I want them to be okay."

Another student brought supplies on the first day of the donation drive.

"I wanted them to have a happy life," said second-grader Ella Shaw. "I don't want them to be in danger or anything."

The drive runs until Sept. 16 and then the supplies will be taken to Lafayette, LA.

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