The group distributed a trailer load of water, food, clothing and other items to families with little or nothing left after the storm ravaged their houses two weeks ago, Day said. Students have been doing much to help local organizations assist those in need.
(Students) have participated in so many different relief efforts," she said. "The Walker County Food Pantry is in dire need of food because of so many displaced families that are showing up at their office and we've assisted with that."
Pupils from the Gulf Coast are migrating to school systems that were not devastated by the storm, but none have yet found their way to Chickamauga schools, Day said. Families may or may not find their way to the school system, but administrators are ready to do what is needed to help students continue their education.
"The state Department of Education has given us a case manager, as they have every school system in the state, and are staying in close contact with us (about prospective students)," she said.
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