Tecumseh schools collect hundreds of donations for Kentucky tornado victims

Items were taken to Kentucky on Tuesday morning.

The Tecumseh Local School District collected hundreds of donated items to send to the tornado survivors in Mayfield, Kentucky.

The district’s Junior Optimist Club sponsored the donation drive last weekend

The club collected more than 200 new pillows, 200 new blankets and many baby and disinfecting wipes, said Superintendent Paula Crew.

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Crew said the district communicated with personnel from Heartland Church in Paducah, Kentucky, which is where many of the Mayfield residents who are displaced from their homes are staying.

Bob Holder, of R.D. Holder Oil Company, brought a trailer to load up on Monday morning and took the items to Panducah on Tuesday morning, Crew said.

“The response for help was amazing,” Crew said. “Thank you to all who donated and to those who helped with the collection and loading the trailer.”

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