Above, Head of School Mr. Rodney Taylor (center), Mr. Jason Morris (center left), Mrs. Angela Anderson (right), and students load the truck to carry collected relief items to the Houston, TX and Florida areas.
What began as a Hurricane Harvey relief drive, quickly morphed into an all-hurricane relief drive. Organized by teacher Jason Morris and AA senior Emily M., the drive spanned the month of September. In total, approximately $600 worth of non-perishable foods, 60 cases of water, 20 cases of diapers, 12 bags of pet food, 15 cans of pet food, 15 cases of baby food, 15 packs of baby wipes, 1 box of books, and 1 box of toys were collected to help aid the victims of the hurricanes. Love Covenant Church in Amelia donated $500 of the non-perishable foods. Food Lion, Amelia, and Walmart, Powhatan, also made donations to the drive. The items were loaded up in trucks and transported to Danville by Darryl Gough. God's Pit Crew then transported the items to Florida and Texas. Thanks to our community and the Academy family for their efforts in helping those less fortunate.
Students and faculty at AA all help to load the trucks for the hurricane relief effort.