Public responds as Kohlton Calvey, 10, leads propagandize supply collection for Hurricane Harvey victims

September 18, 2017 - School Supplies

DENNISON  Kohlton Calvey knew he wanted to collect propagandize reserve and snacks for Houston children influenced by Hurricane Harvey as he watched news reports about a disaster Aug. 29.

With assistance from his mother, Elaine Zurcher, and others, he was prepared Sunday to accept open donations for a means in a parking lot of Emily’s Portrait Studio and Thrift Shop.

Sitting underneath a canopy amid a goods, a 10-year-old pronounced he motionless to find a contributions “because other kids need to have propagandize reserve to go behind to school.”


Claymont Intermediate School Principal Richard Page incited his fourth-grade pupil’s thought into a incomparable project, charity additional recess to a homeroom bringing in a most.

That bid yielded 3 vast boxes and dual tiny boxes full of supplies, Zurcher said.

Uhrichsville military Sgt. Mike Hickman is to ride donations directly to a Houston schools’ administration for placement to schools in need of them, Zurcher said. Initial skeleton to take a equipment to a sold propagandize were altered after than building was found to have enough.

Sunday’s collection drive, scheduled to take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., brought plenty surprises, including Case Farms employees Helen Rennicker, Betty Lyon and Joe Demando, who brought 25 receptacle boxes full of reserve shortly after 5:30 p.m.

Emily Swaney, who postulated use of her parking lot for a collection, pronounced she offering a skill given it is well-situated for drop-off traffic, being on a dilemma of N. Second and Center streets.

Although a emporium routinely is sealed on Sundays, she non-stop during 10 a.m. to be prepared for inexhaustible visitors. Some donors came early, she said.

“We’ve had a good turnout,” Swaney said. “The community’s unequivocally come together.”

A mobile taco businessman offering hamburgers and prohibited dogs in further to his common racial fare, adding a gratifying note to a free bid led by a son of Burnnie Calvey of Uhrichsville.

Kohlton, a using behind with Claymont Flag Football, has participated in other free causes given he was 5 or 6 years old, according to his recollection. They have enclosed removing donations of teddy bears for patients during Akron Children’s Hospital, collecting aluminum can pop-top tabs for a hospital, shopping food for Dennison Police Department’s K-9, and lifting income for a military dog’s bulletproof vest.

Speaking before a day’s donations were complete, Zurcher was incompetent to magnitude precisely a volume of contributions done by a community, solely to promulgate them in one word: “Tremendous.”


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