Franklin County schools send supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims

Two moving trucks full of supplies will be headed to Houston Saturday.

By Alison Wickline - Reporter

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. - Franklin County schools are pitching in to help hurricane victims in Texas.

Two moving trucks full of supplies will be headed to Houston after Franklin County High School's homecoming dance Saturday.

After seeing the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, Franklin County High School's principal Jon Crutchfield immediately began hearing from students who wanted to help. Over the last couple weeks, students and community members have stepped up with cleaning supplies, water and other donations that will be dropped off at the Houston Area Food Bank.

"I think it's really made our kids think about what their community is. Their community is not just Franklin County High School or Franklin County. It's the southeast, it's the world. This has been a great example to our kids of giving back," said Crutchfield. 

Benjamin Franklin Middle School focused on raising money to cover travel costs, and county elementary schools did their best to raise money as well.

Crutchfield and three other administrators are delivering the trucks to the food bank Monday morning.

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