Jeff State club to help Texas students

Published 1:27 pm Thursday, September 7, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/Senior Staff Writer

Jefferson State Community College Clanton campus students in the Enactus Club are collecting money to help a school impacted by Hurricane Harvey purchase supplies.

“We have partnered with an elementary school that … was devastated during Hurricane Harvey,” Club officer Cameryn Harris said. “We are raising money to help build their supply list back in their classroom, the office and the library.”

Funds raised will go to the Caldwood Elementary in Beaumont, Texas.

The project began when Harris’ neighbor told her about the school and got Harris in contact with her sister, who is in Texas as a part of the relief effort

Harris and fellow club officer sophomore Tori Lucas were asking students to donate during the college’s Find Your Place event on Sept. 6. A poster displayed an example of the devastation schools in Texas have faced and listed dollar amounts needed for basic supplies.

Lucas said the group is collecting money instead of supplies because it will be easier to send.

Harris and Lucas said they want the college and the larger Clanton community to give what they can to the cause. The deadline to donate is Sept. 15.

Lucas said the monetary donations could be made at the college’s enrollment services office by designating the money for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. For more information, call 205-280-8200.

Enactus is an entrepreneurism and service focused club. Harris said all the officers are new this year, but they hope to complete a number of projects to help the community.

“We are also partnering with Habitat for Humanity for Autauga and Chilton counties,” Harris said. “We are going to do some projects with them.”