Flood Relief for Students of BR

$2,817 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 65 people in 8 months


In August of 2016, southern Louisiana was heavily impacted by a massive storm that didn't have enough wind to be classified as a hurricane or a tropical depression.  Predictions only included heavy rainfall.  Who knew that the "heavy rainfall" would bring widespread devastation to multiple parishes?

This unnamed storm has broken every rainfall and flooding record in the state.  Thousands of people were effected.  Thousands lost their vehicles and homes.  Homes were evacuated.  Shelters were evacuated.  Let's help put things back together.

I am Alan Sharlow (a teacher, Assistant to the Director of Bands, and Step Team Sponsor) and this GoFundMe account is specifically for high school students at McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge.  Students who attend McKinley live in parishes that were hit the hardest.  Many of them no longer have school uniforms, shoes, socks, undergarments, or school supplies.  

The money raised here will go towards helping families replenish necessary items for the academic success of their high school children.  Items will be purchased from Walmart and/or local stores and include uniform pants, shirts, socks, shoes, toiletries, and school supplies

Any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated by our students.  Whether you are able to donate $1 or $100, your donation will help a family and impact a life forever!
+ Read More
Update 5
Posted by Alan Wayne
8 months ago
   Share
Hello supporters!!
Thank you again for your contributions. A survey was created to identify students who are in need. So far...
•More than 100 uniform shirts have been purchased and delivered to McKinley Senior High School; and
•30 (6-pair) packages of socks have been purchased and are being distributed.
•Pants and shoes will be purchased on an as-needed basis while funds last.
We will continue to keep you updated. Students will return to school on Tuesday, September 6th.
+ Read More
Update 4
Posted by Alan Wayne
8 months ago
   Share
The beauty of supporting a school-sponsored GoFundMe campaign is having the peace of mind that your dollars will be properly and legally accounted for. The first withdrawal has been made and will be immediately directed to McKinley Senior High School of Baton Rouge.

We have raised over $1,500 in 3 short days...WOW! You all are Awesome!! Less than $1,000 to go!!!

We appreciate your support and plan to acknowledge you throughout the year for your generosity (we hope you don't mind). We simply want to be diligent in giving honor where honor is due; your contributions will positively impact the lives of those that we hold so dear, our youth!
+ Read More
Update 3
Posted by Alan Wayne
8 months ago
   Share
We are almost there!! Thank you again to all of our supporters. Please continue to share and repost. Nearly 300 shares, 51 donations, $1,422, and a little more than $1,000 to go to reach our goal! You guys are amazing!!!
+ Read More
Update 2
Posted by Alan Wayne
8 months ago
   Share
Per the request of our friends at GoFundMe:
1) I am an educator at McKinley Senior High School and am the primary beneficiary of funds that will be submitted to McKinley Senior High School at the close of this campaign.
2) Funds will be withdrawn in my name, Alan Sharlow.
3) Funds will be delivered to McKinley Senior High School and purchasing of items (uniform tops/bottoms, socks, shoes, school supplies) will go through the standard purchasing procedures through the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

$2,817 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 65 people in 8 months
Created August 15, 2016
Alan Wayne  
MJ
$50
Marcus Johnson
7 months ago
CH
$50
Chanel Holmes
8 months ago

Hope this helps...

$1,000
GoFundMe Team
8 months ago
2
2

From all of us here at GoFundMe, we send our best wishes for rebuilding and recovery after these terrible floods. Sincerely, The GoFundMe Team

PF
$30
Patrick Farley
8 months ago
MJ
$30
Maggie Justice
8 months ago
TM
$25
Timothy Mozell
8 months ago
UM
$25
Ummi Modeste
8 months ago
SG
$25
Sandra Guy
8 months ago
$50
Anonymous
8 months ago
AY
$20
Alexi Yount
8 months ago
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now

This campaign needs your support

Any amount helps!
Donate Now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.