Darren Doyle, story and photos
Volunteers were sorting through dozens of boxes of school supplies at ECHS today after all the Edmonson County donations from Stuff The Bus 10 with D93 and Tony Rose were brought home. A portion of the supplies were from the recent "Cram The Cruiser" event, an STB 10 partner along with Kentucky State Police, while the rest were donations that came from Edmonson County residents.
Lisa Whobery, EC Community Education Director, said it was the largest amount of supplies that Edmonson County has ever received from the event. An exact amount was not known, but volunteers were working non-stop to sort through the boxes, organizing equal piles to be delivered to each Edmonson County School. Thousands of dollars worth of standard supplies, canned goods, and backpacks were received.
Tony Rose, host of D93's Tony Rose Morning Show, said STB 10 brought in around 18 tons of school supplies, filling up 5 school buses, which shattered the previous record of 9 tons. "When we call on south-central KY for help, they rise to the occasion," he said. "Edmonson County is no different. When we have partners like EC schools, the Youth Service Center, Family Resource Center, Community Education, and media friends like EdmonsonVoice.com, we know good things are going to happen."
Today's volunteers included:
Lisa Sanders, Family Resource Center Coordinator,
Morgan Esters, Youth Service Coordinator for ECMS and ECHS
Lynette Saling, 5/6 Center Family Resource Center
Tonya Sanders, Family Resource Center
Cindy Vincent, Youth Service Center
Jamie Carnes, Edmonson County Schools
Lisa Whobery, Community Education Director
Mahala Sanders, 8th Grader, ECMS