Donations in the form of cash and checks made payable to the Beverly Hills PTA Council, will be collected at #BH1 for the Gulf hurricane relief tables and events at each of the district’s five schools from Wednesday October 4th through Friday October 13th:
Beverly Vista School, 200 S. Elm Drive
El Rodeo School, 605 Whittier Drive
Hawthorne School, 624 N. Rexford Drive
Horace Mann School, 8701 Charleville Boulevard
Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Drive
“This is the first activity in a series of hurricane relief efforts that will continue throughout the school year,” said Beverly Vista Principal Christian Fuhrer, who along with the district’s Service Learning Coordinators is helping to launch the #BH1 for the Gulf program. “It’s all about students helping students, teachers supporting teachers, and families reaching out to families - to really show how we can make a difference by working together.”
Money raised will go directly to the Alief Independent School District located in southwest Houston, Texas. Dee Jones, the Alief ISD Business and Community Partnership Coordinator, estimates around 200 teachers and staff members lost vehicles, belongings, and in some cases their entire homes in the storm.
“One of our BHHS staff members with colleagues in Houston alerted us to the great need in this school community,” said BHUSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Bregy, “It’s clear that recovering and rebuilding following an event like this will take time. Our BHUSD community is committed to offering ongoing support to our fellow school districts hit so hard by hurricanes this year."