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Coral Springs Charter sends 500 care packages to Hurricane Ian victims



Coral Springs, Florida – To help those impacted by Hurricane Ian’s devastation, Coral Springs Charter School and Charter Schools USA teamed up.

On October 10, faculty, staff, and students took part in the CSUSA Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Drive. Approximately 500 care packages comprising food and other supplies were successfully loaded into a freight truck and delivered to storm-affected regions as a result of this donation drive.

Students and professors allegedly leaped into action after witnessing the devastation and destruction caused by the storm on September 28, the fifth-strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States. According to Donna Hoo, a chairperson and educator for a charter school who helped plan and carry out the Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Drive, this is true.

“A list of needed items was shared via email to faculty, staff, and parents right away,” Hoo said. “Parents were able to drop off donations at the car loops or deliver inside the lobby.”

It wasn’t the first time student government grabbed the chance to help others, according to Hoo, and it most certainly won’t be the last. She cited the goodwill displayed by Charter School students toward their west coast peers.

“Coral Springs Charter students are considered very compassionate and generous,” Hoo said.

“During the year, our students plan events to benefit charitable organizations across Broward County. It’s not unusual to see them giving their time to those in need, even on their days off.”

Students, according to her, are already planning an event to support Hurricane Ian victims.

“Student government is already planning another field trip during their Thanksgiving Break to help with the distribution of goods.

Coral Springs Charter School no longer accepts donations but urges those in need to give money to the Giving Tree Foundation in the school’s honor instead.

Giving aid to individuals left behind in the wake of Hurricane Ian will be a long-term undertaking given the predicted losses related to the storm of up to $75 billion.

The City of Coral Springs is gathering supplies and necessary items for up to 2,000 first responders and volunteers deployed from throughout the state in the wake of Hurricane Ian to assist with the operations.

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