Klein Cain FFA Students Team Up to Help the Homeless
Klein Cain FFA students made a difference this week with their generous donations to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homeless Outreach Division.
The Klein Cain FFA and Agriculture Science students banned together to collect a wide range of items for the homeless after wanting to make a difference in the community despite the challenges of COVID19.
Lauren Dwyer, Ag Science Teacher and FFA Advisor, had connections with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homeless Outreach Division through a close relative of hers. Her existing connection with the Homeless Outreach Division acted as the catalyst to throw everything into motion.
“Our FFA and Agriculture students collected supplies for the homeless, and we plan on donating all these items to the Homeless Outreach Division for them to distribute throughout Harris County and the city of Houston,” Dwyer said.
Bella Garcia, Senior and Treasurer for the Klein Cain FFA chapter, elaborated on the task of coming up with a way to still make a significant community impact in the face of Covid19 challenges, specifically in regards to social distancing.
“With COVID-19 we can’t physically go out and shake hands or do things in-person, so whenever myself, FFA Advisors and the FFA members met, we thought it was a great idea to help in whatever way we can, and we figured we’d collect all the materials that everybody needs right now, and give them out as donations,” Garcia said.
The Homeless Outreach Division Van plus several officers from the Sheriff’s Office arrived at Klein Cain to meet the students and receive the donations. From there, the students lined up and one-by-one handed filled bags to the officers collecting at the van.
After the donations were collected, the students and staff of the Klein Cain Agriculture Department and FFA were awarded a plaque of gratitude from the Harris County police officers.
“COVID19 has created a hard time for everyone, not just for people that have necessities, but for those who do not,” Ashley Johnson, Chapter President of the Klein Cain FFA, said. “By coming together, I think it’s created an environment where we all can help each other, so I hope this project leaves everyone with not just a feel-good feeling but with a true sense of connection in the community.”
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