S.C. schools host supply drives to support North Central High following its destruction by a tornado

S.C. schools host supply drives to support North Central High following its destruction by a tornado
North Central High School was badly damaged by an EF-2 tornado and will likely not be in use for the rest of the school year. (Source: WIS)

WESTVILLE, S.C. (WIS) - Several schools in South Carolina will be collecting school supplies to support North Central High School in Kershaw County after a tornado ripped through it on Jan. 11.

The school was badly damaged and will likely not be in use for the rest of the school year.

NCHS teachers and students are scrambling to prepare for their classes to resume Wednesday. They will be using the district’s vocational building, which is about 15 minutes from NCHS.

On both Camden Middle and Midway Elementary Schools’ Facebook pages, they referred to NCHS as their sister school, demonstrating their thorough support and dedication to helping students and staff of NCHS.

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Lugoff Elementary and Andrew Jackson High are also hosting drives.

The district said people should not donate to any GoFundMe accounts set up that say they’re raising money for North Central. The school will get aid from the state and it was insured.

Those who want to help should donate supplies, instead. This is what the school needs:

Items needed for North Central High School

  • Kleenex and hand sanitizer
  • notebook paper, graphing paper and copy paper
  • pencils, pencil sharpeners and erasers
  • highlighters, Expo markers and Expo erasers
  • scissors, Scotch tape, calculators and Post-It notes
  • glue sticks, pens, 3 ring binders, white out and staplers
  • Clorox wipes, bookbags, file folders, paper clips and tissue
  • index cards (all sizes), construction paper and Ziploc bags
  • $10-20 Walmart or Dollar General gift cards

Below is a list of schools collecting donations and the drop off times for each one.

Camden Middle will begin collecting items from Jan. 15 to 31.

Camden Middle supply list
Camden Middle supply list (Source: Camden Middle Facebook)

Midway Elementary will be accepting items up until Jan. 22.

Midway Elementary supply list
Midway Elementary supply list (Source: Midway Elementary Facebook)

Lugoff Elementary will also be hosting its own school supply drive Jan. 15 to 17. Items may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lugoff Elementary supply list
Lugoff Elementary supply list (Source: Lugoff Elementary Facebook)

Andrew Jackson High will be taking up supplies in their main office Tuesday, Jan. 14 between 8:30 am and 3:30 p.m.

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