MANNFORD, Okla. - Mannford School District Superintendent Steve Waldvogel is busy collecting school supplies and money to help students and teachers left homeless by the wildfires.
Boxes filled with scissors, notebooks and backpacks are stacked inside the multipurpose room at Mannford Elementary School. But much more is needed -- 63 children and five staff members are now homeless.
"We'll try to provide and help in whatever we can and whatever we need to do for the students or anybody, any of our patrons or community members," Waldvogel said.
He hopes he'll be able to provide computers to those teachers who lost theirs in the fire.
First grade teacher Jamie Kleven has less than two weeks to get her life together and head back to the classroom.
"We're getting there, we've gotta get through it one way or another," she said. "Maybe keeping that schedule is the way we have to do it, just keeping our minds off of it."
Kleven says the community support has been the greatest thing in getting through this difficult time.
To donate, contact the Mannford School District website or call them at 918-865-4062.
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