The Houston Food Bank was in dire need of baby items including diapers, baby wipes, and formula. Before long, the George West schools and the community joined together donating and collecting numerous items.
The school decided to embrace a recent nick-name bestowed upon them and step up in a major way to help the Houston area charity. Local agencies including First National Bank-George West, Floyd Clifton Trucking, Handi-Stop, and U-Haul also pitched in with donations.
Donation buckets were passed around at junior high and high school junior varsity football games with great success and the proceeds were used to purchase additional baby care items.
GWISD Nurse Travis Emerson delivered the goods this past Saturday. Emerson met with the director of the Houston Food Bank who was not only very grateful, but highly impressed and overwhelmed with the response of a small town like George West. Once the goods were weighed, the Big Blue Diaper Crew had collected over 2000 pounds of diapers and other baby care items donated from the George West community.
But for one small cold front, this community could have been the target for Hurricane Ike. Students and community came together in a unified way to support fellow Texans.