December 6, 2021

Heard County School System Hurricane Relief Drive to aid Gulf County Schools

(Franklin, GA) — The Heard County school system is joining together to Bring Christmas to Port St. Joe early.

As many of you know, this community was damaged during the recent Hurricane Michael.

Gulf County School System is similar to Heard County in the number of students and in economic demographics.

Right now, the students from Port St. Joe Elementary are attending school in the morning and the high school students are having classes there in the afternoon. They have only had a percentage of their students during the first week back.

These students and some of the staff are living in temporary housing.

Although they have received some school supplies and other items, the teachers fear that as time passes, people will not continue to help.

With Christmas not too far away, some of these students and families will not have any gifts this year. Temporary housing, lost jobs and total loss of homes and possessions will make for a less than festive holiday.

We are asking the community to join with the schools in collecting items for the Port St. Joe Elementary and High School students and families. Collections will begin on November 12, 2018 and run through November 30, 2018.

We will have a drop off location at each of the schools in Heard County and at the Franklin Police Department. All items must be sealed/packaged/new unopened items and toys.

Toys, personal items, blankets, pajamas, socks, and school supplies are needed.

Thank you. We think this can be an opportunity for our community and students to share with others and to realize how fortunate we are.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the following: June Barber, Angie Mock, or Lavonia Garrett at Heard Elementary School 706-675-3687.


  1. Lavonia Garrett says

    Thank you for sharing this! We are so excited to bring this together for Port St. Joe!

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