Monday, May 9, 2011

Teacher Cadets Provide Relief for Tornado Victims!

Dutch Fork High School Grad Sarah Jaynes, Class of 2009 and current student at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, recently experienced first-hand the devastation of the worst outbreak of tornadoes in US history. After seeking shelter in the basement of her sorority house during the storm, she returned to her apartment only to find her neighborhood almost destroyed. Thankfully, her own apartment was okay, but a large housing project across the street was gone.

Sarah reached out to her former Teacher Cadet instructor, Carol Jackson, and asked for help for her Tuscaloosa community. Mrs. Jackson mobilized the Cadets and reached out to the entire faculty. The response was tremendous, and Sarah's car was fully loaded on Monday for her return trip to Tuscaloosa on Tuesday.

"We've received help from parents who came in to sign out their child and saw our boxes in the front office," Jackson said. "Teachers have brought in bags from home or gone shopping with Sarah's request list and brought in bags of new items. Teacher Cadets and students in T.A.P. have contributed, and we were able to fill Sarah's car with Fox Family love and support."

Mrs. Jackson told her current Teacher Cadets that this is what it means to be a part of the Dutch Fork Family. "If you are away at college, or teaching in a school with a need, or you have a personal need, you can always contact us and we'll help. This is why we pay it forward; this is what it means to be a Teacher Cadet."

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