At the end of June, many communities in West Virginia were devastated by floods. Thousand of families lost everything. While we have provided some needed supplies for clean up efforts in recent days, as a school we are turning our focus to the needs of students. Twenty-five schools sustained damage in the floods with only a few short weeks before students will be going back to school, and we have pledged to help.
Here in Far Rockaway, we know about facing a storm like this. We know how long it takes to rebuild. With almost 700 scholars and families at Challenge Prep, we can make a difference for the children in Clendenin and Elkview, West Virginia.
CEO and Founder of our school, Dr. Mullings stated, "We have come together as a family and a community and now it is our turn to give back to the people in West Virginia. We must give generously to these children who are going back to school soon."
Challenge Prep is partnering with HCWC, Inc. (Healthy Connections Wellness Center), a local West Virginia organization that is coordinating ground efforts in Clendenin and Elkview.
A GoFundMe page is now available for donations and updates at: https://www.gofundme.com/wvbackpacks
We have a just over a month to fill these packs before school begins in early August. Thank you for giving whatever you can to help a child get back to school with a full backpack in August.
Please share our campaign and give as generously as you can. Stay up to date on Challenge Prep's efforts to help with the WV Flood victims on Facebook.