After seeing the devastation from last week’s flooding in the greater Houston area, CMS leaders decided they needed to help.
Last week, CMS’s superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox announced that CMS would be partnering with Houston’s Council of Great City Schools to collect new clothing, toiletries, and other supplies for Houston students that were affected by the flooding from Hurrican Harvey.
“The Houston Independent School District has asked other districts to help it provide new clothes and toiletries for the students displaced by the storm,” commented Dr. Wilcox. “As a district of comparable size, we are uniquely positioned to understand the urgent needs and to respond to this request. We also recognize that a disaster like this could strike us or anyone.”
Every CMS school and various departments around the district collected items from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5. The mountains of donations were then centrally organized at the old J.M. Alexander school, where a team of over 150 volunteers (parents, teachers, CMS staff, and community members) spent hours sorting and packing the hundreds of items.
CMS’s donations were shipped Houston yesterday.