Moore ES students receive handmade cards from east coast schools

December 1, 2017

Elementary students from Boston and New Hampshire made cards of support and encouragement as part of a fundraising event organized by a family member of a FEMA employee. Moore Elementary School was chosen as the recipient school and FEMA representatives delivered the cards on Nov. 29.
Elementary students from Boston and New Hampshire made cards of support and encouragement as part of a fundraising event organized by a family member of a FEMA employee. Moore Elementary School was chosen as the recipient school and FEMA representatives delivered the cards on Nov. 29.

Dec. 1, 2017—Students from Moore Elementary School were the recipients of colorful, handmade cards of encouragement from fellow students more than 1,800 miles away.

Representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) office visited the school on Nov. 29 as part of the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort and delivered the original cards, preparedness activity sheets and coloring books.

Kevin Hannes, federal coordinating officer for the FEMA Hurricane Harvey operation, met with roughly 30 students. He not only answered questions from the students, ranging from damage from the hurricane and the work done by first responders, but asked a few of his own, including if the students knew that they themselves were first responders and if their families were affected by the hurricane.

Kevin Hannes (center in the back), federal coordinator officer for the FEMA Harvey operation, met with Moore Elementary School students Nov. 29 to deliver handmade cards of support and encouragement from students from Boston and New Hampshire. Moore, which was displaced from its original campus due to Hurricane Harvey, was selected as the recipient school for the relief project.
Kevin Hannes (center in the back), federal coordinating officer for the FEMA Harvey operation, met with Moore Elementary School students Nov. 29 to deliver handmade cards of support and encouragement from students from Boston and New Hampshire. Moore, which was displaced from its original campus due to Hurricane Harvey, was selected as the recipient school for the relief project.

“Children are the future and foundation of this country,” Hannes said. “It is paramount that we make their recovery needs a priority after any national disaster.”

The cards were made by students from elementary schools on the east coast, with the 21 cards delivered to Moore originating from Boston and New Hampshire. Many had drawings and encouraging slogans or words, including words like “stay strong” and “you’re one tough cookie.” They were part of a fundraising event organized by a family member of a FEMA employee.

Other FEMA representatives who visited Moore were Juan Ayala, Lisa Arnold, Ava Ginsburg, Caitlin McDermott and Vanessa Winans.

Kevin Hannes (right), federal coordinator officer for the FEMA Harvey operation, greets and talks with Moore Elementary School students on Nov. 29 after delivering handmade cards of support and encouragement from students from Boston and New Hampshire. Moore, which was displaced from its original campus due to Hurricane Harvey, was selected as the recipient school for the relief project.
Kevin Hannes (right), federal coordinating officer for the FEMA Harvey operation, greets and talks with Moore Elementary School students on Nov. 29 after delivering handmade cards of support and encouragement from students from Boston and New Hampshire. Moore, which was displaced from its original campus due to Hurricane Harvey, was selected as the recipient school for the relief project.

Moore, which was displaced from its original campus due to the hurricane and flooding, was chosen as the recipient school. The elementary campus was shut down while undergoing a large-scale renovation project. Moore was relocated to the vacant old Matzke Elementary School building, while relief and help have come from across the nation to help staff replace what they lost.

Elementary students from Boston and New Hampshire made cards of support and encouragement as part of a fundraising event organized by a family member of a FEMA employee. Moore Elementary School was chosen as the recipient school and FEMA representatives delivered the cards on Nov. 29.
Elementary students from Boston and New Hampshire made cards of support and encouragement as part of a fundraising event organized by a family member of a FEMA employee. Moore Elementary School was chosen as the recipient school and FEMA representatives delivered the cards on Nov. 29.

“It was an honor to receive a visit from Mr. Hannes and his team,” Moore Principal Patricia Myers said. “Our students enjoyed their time with him and were very appreciative of the cards that were delivered from students in Boston [and New Hampshire].  Moore continues to be grateful for the outpouring of concern and support.”

Kevin Hannes (center in the back), federal coordinator officer for the FEMA Harvey operation, talks and answers questions from Moore Elementary School students on Nov. 29 after delivering handmade cards of support and encouragement from students from Boston and New Hampshire.
Kevin Hannes (center in the back), federal coordinating officer for the FEMA Harvey operation, talks and answers questions from Moore Elementary School students on Nov. 29 after delivering handmade cards of support and encouragement from students from Boston and New Hampshire.

 

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