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Rock Hill donates to Harvey relief

Items picked up Tuesday by BWC Trucking

The Rock Hill School District participated in the Hurricane Harvey Relief project, and has been taking donations from students, faculty, staff and the community for about the past two weeks to aid those affected in Texas and the surrounding affected area.

Trena Haynes, gifted education coordinator for the district, was one of those who started the effort, and said each of the three schools in the district collected goods, which included hygiene products, cleaning supplies and non-perishable food items.

On Tuesday, BWC Trucking, which has been collecting its own hurricane relief items for several weeks, picked up the items from Rock Hill to be added to its third truckload going down to the affected area recently. The BWC trucks have been taking the items to a distribution center near Houston, Texas.

“The Rock Hill community has a long-standing tradition of helping people in need, and we are keeping those affected in our hearts and prayers,” Haynes said. “We sincerely appreciate the charitable efforts of BWC Trucking to provide much needed aid to the affected communities in Texas.”

Rock Hill Middle School Principal Jason Owens also expressed how proud he was of the effort the district made.

“It makes me proud each time our school and community take great strides in procuring the necessities for those in need,” he said. “The compassion the Rock Hill community has shown can not be described.”