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Message from Mr. Harding-Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief
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Friday, September 01, 2017
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Message from the Principal

Recently, Hurricane Harvey rampaged through Texas and left devastation in its path. The Category 4 hurricane is said to be the costliest natural disaster in US History with damages soaring to an estimated $190 billion. In the wake of the hurricane, thousands of people are left homeless. As a community, the Villa Rica Cluster and Temple Cluster were asked to step up and contribute to the relief effort.

Clubs, organizations, and athletics from the Villa Rica Cluster, Temple Cluster, and College and Career Academy North, teamed up with their community and parent partners to make the Hurricane Harvey Relief effort a success. More than one trailer and a few truckloads of much needed supplies for the hurricane victims were loaded up and sent on their way to help clean up efforts in the most damaged areas.

I know the Villa Rica and Temple community have a long standing history of showing support for others; however, both communities willingness to give far exceeded my expectations. Over the past three days as the football trailer was being loaded, I was happy to see that it was reaching full capacity. I blinked and we suddenly had two additional trailers along with four truckloads to deliver to the donation site set up by Southwire at Carollton Wal-Mart.

When we arrived at Carrollton Wal-Mart, we noticed many volunteers loading the tractor trailers; however, more help was needed. Villa Rica High sent a bus of 15 football players that voluntarily put in a full day’s work loading tractor trailers.

I am extremely proud of our community, our athletics, our clubs and organizations, our teachers and especially our students for taking the time to donate items, load items onto trailers and trucks at VRHS, CCA North and THS and for those that went the extra mile to load items onto tractor trailers at Carrollton Wal-Mart.



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