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TFS middle school students collect supplies for Hurricane Michael relief


Tallulah Falls Schools students recently collected relief supplies for Florida panhandle victims of Hurricane Michael. Hurricane Michael made landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm on October 10 near Mexico Beach. Michael was the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. behind the catastrophic 1935 Labor Day hurricane and Hurricane Camille in 1969. Hurricane Michael’s winds approached 155 mph as it made landfall and its damage extended well into South Georgia. Damage from the storm is estimated to be more than $14.5 billion. 

TFS physical education teacher Cyndy Campbell was a sponsor of the relief effort here at TFS, along with middle school teachers Logan James and Kim McClurg. 

“Our students used this tragedy as another opportunity to give back,” Campbell said. “The middle school started collecting supplies to be delivered to the area. We are very grateful to Misty and Chris Hulsey, parents of TFS eighth grader Christy Hulsey. They volunteered to deliver the items to the First Baptist Church in Mexico Beach over the Thanksgiving holidays. They also donated the use of a U-Haul to transport all the supplies.” 

TFS alum, Wiley Petty of Mexico Beach (Class of 1988), helped to unload the supplies for distribution to the affected area. Petty suffered a tremendous loss as his hotel, El Governor, was completely destroyed.