““Because of the flood damage in 2016, our teachers lost numerous classroom resources that they had personally invested in. I’m extremely grateful for The Education Alliance’s Floods of Support campaign and other generous donations that helped replenish supplies that teachers lost to the flood.”
Mike Kelley is currently the Principal at Herbert Hoover High School in Clendenin, West Virginia. The summer of 2016 unexpectedly brought with it one of the worst floods in West Virginia’s history. This was due to over 8 inches of rain in a 12-hour timespan. After flood waters receded many structures had perished or were uninhabitable, such was the case for Herbert Hoover High School. This was a very difficult time for the Clendenin community, who were one of the hardest hit by this disaster.
To assist in the flood recovery effort, The Education Alliance launched the Floods of Support campaign and was able to donate $55,000 to teachers who were affected by the flood. More than 230 teachers in Kanawha, Greenbrier and Ritchie Counties received a stipend to assist with replenishing their resources, to continue educating students as they recovered from the disaster.