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October 13, 2017

Mrs. Lexi Audit is a former teacher at McCoy Elementary who has moved to Florida. She is now a kindergarten teacher at Shadowlawn Elementary School in Collier County, Florida. Because Florida just went through a devastating natural disaster, McCoy has adopted Shadowlawn Elementary as a “cousin” school. In order to help the school, classes at McCoy have started collecting money and other items to send to Florida.

Mrs. Audit sent a letter which said, “The storm was rough and scary but the aftermath of Irma was even harder. No power, contaminated water, no gas, limited supplies and food, and limited cell service for weeks. Our community had over 17,000 people who stayed in our schools for shelters during this time. Slowly, Southwestern Florida is getting back to where it needs to be, but there are still many that are suffering. Our students and families are some of those who are suffering and need our help to get back on their feet. We were expecting worse damage and flooding, but thank the Lord for that not happening; for example, we wouldn’t have had our school and I would have lost my home. However, with people like you and your wonderful hearts reaching out, it gives us hope and the drive to be better and move forward.”

The McCoy PTO has put coin buckets in each classroom for donations. Other items that are being collected include toiletries, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, baby wipes, clothes (kids sizes), and non-perishable food items.

The PTO said they hope to have enough siupport for a large shipment by Oct. 27.

If you would like to make a donations or have questions, you can contact the office at McCoy, 505-334-6831.


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