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Maumelle High Hornets Assist Residents Of Mayflower
Maumelle High Hornets Assist Residents Of Mayflower

On Friday, a team of Maumelle High School teachers and students collected a truckload of items for victims of the recent tornado, as well as $1,000 in cash, plus gift cards. On Saturday, they partnered with Habitat for Humanity to take 70 students, teachers and parents to Mayflower to help with clean-up efforts.

The team witnessed the devastation up close and heard stories from the families who lived through the disaster. While they were removing rubble from one of the sites, the leader in charge of volunteers told the team it belonged to a 78-year-old woman who survived by going to the corner of the house. They met her later and learned she had been a secretary for the counseling department at PCSSD’s Oak Grove High School.

The group also met the Hunt family, whose entire family lived on this street and had four or five homes destroyed, yet were handing out water and food to the volunteers. A small group of students who helped raise the money had the opportunity to deliver the money and gift cards to this family.

Brittany Gilbert, Maumelle High School’s Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, said, “It was a hard day, both physically and emotionally. It was emotional, to say the least. As we were walking away, the man we gave the money to kept saying, ‘Wow.’ Some of our students broke down, and I don’t think this weekend left anyone unchanged.”