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Summer 2008

Joint Counties

We ordered from Ebsco Industries 11 magazines for each of the following schools: John Essex High, Marrengo High, and Sweet Water High in Marengo County, Warrior Academy in Greene County, Akron Elementary, Akron High, Sunshine High, Greensboro East, and Greensboro West in Hale County, Hubbertville High in Fayette County, Berry Elementary and Berry High, and North Sumter Middle School Value of gift $15,000

Friends of Pickens County and Helping Hands of Lamar County have sold substanial amounts of furniture donated in May and will be using those funds to pay for needs of the elderly and school system needs.

Greene County

A special thanks to Ruth Mears and Leah Crockett of Hatcher Design Associates for the contacts, time, and attention they have given us. Through them we have obtained tiles for classrooms at Warrior Academy (August), a secretarial desk and lateral file for a teacher in Berry Alabama, and a ton of carpet for several schools (more on that in August).

Sumter County

Alex Briggs delivered carpet and furniture (16 top quality chairs, 3 filing cabinets, some tables, and a credenza) to the University of West Alabama. These items were a donation from Armstrong Transfer-Don Hire and Barry Saunders. They then provided the warehouse space until McIntosh Elementary could come and obtain those items. Carpet was also delivered to Livingston High’s library. Value of gift $12,000

Lamar County

Teachers at South Lamar desperately needed dry erase boards for their classrooms. We received a donation from Pizitz Middle School in Vestavia that answered their requests. A. Colvin, M. Matthews Rhonda Beasley, Vickie Daffron, M.K. Bozeman, A. Dotson, M. Freeman, A. Wriley, K. Williams, and Kristy Ables received the boards on July 30. Alex Briggs made this happen. Value of gift $14,000

Lenell Dufour bought about 500 books for Sulligent Elementary School

Hale County

Ed Powell and Alex Briggs in separate trips delivered 115 chairs of good quality to Hale County to Anne Bailey. These items were a donation from Armstrong Transfer-Don Hire and Barry Saunders. Value of gift $17,000

In Hale County Anne Bailey then gave the office chairs to four schools and the Hale Co. Library. She started a food pantry that has given out food to 250 families so far. She has shared kitchen items and appliances, sheets, towels, mattresses, bed frame, washer, money to connect to Alagasco, and clothes for Senior Day to Angela Washington. Angela also received a washing machine with a donation from Edgar Marx, a Birmingham man who grew up in Hale County. She has assisted in getting a 200amp power box for a elderly Moundville couple. Later a bed, sheets, towels, sofa, and chairs were given to a woman desperately wanting to set up a home for her grandchild. Anne and friends have given out $50 checks to 4 people to help with high power bills in June. They have donated clothing to several families so that the children would have something to wear to school.

Paid for two cheerleaders from Greensboro High in Hale County to go to cheerleaders clinic at the University of Alabama

Pickens County

Bought 70 student desks to fill a desperate need at Gordo High. Tom Lambert was the primary donor for this project. Value of gift $10,000

Ed Powell and his son, Adam, delivered a IBM Risc 6000 computer and cabinet with uninterrupted power source, stair climber type exercise machine, bookcases, roll around file, eraser board, and some 3 ring binders to Gordo High School. These items were a donation from Ed Powell.

Marengo County

Project of the Month:

Paid for the cheerleaders at John Essex High in Marengo County to go to cheerleaders clinic at the University of Alabama

Fayette County

Lenell Dufour our buyer of books bought books for Berry Elementary and Berry High School….about 500 books in all

Berry Elementary submitted a wish list of the following:

  • 1 Reading Rug called FLOORS THAT TEACH 12′ X 8’4
  • 1 OVAL Reading Rug called CATERPILLAR
  • 1 Reading Rug called READING BY THE BOOK
  • 1 Reading Rug called BLOCKS OF FUN 8’4 X 11’8
  • 1 Preschool Reading Rug called A TO Z ANIMALS 8’4 X 13’4″ 3
  • 9 electric pencil sharpeners

We purchased this entire list in July with an August delivery date. Value of gift $3,000.