Schools Weather the Storm

Livingston Public Schools begin relief efforts, help students share their stories.

With Livingston (mostly) back up and running after Hurricane Sandy, efforts are now underway to benefit relief efforts in areas where large numbers of storm victims are still without power, heat, or a roof over their heads.

Livingston schools are partnering in a town-wide effort to Stuff the Bus for the “adopted” towns of Ventor and Atlantic City, areas still reeling from the superstorm.

Schools are collection sites for needed items, with volunteers stuffing a yellow school bus on Friday, November 30, with donations delivered the next day to the Sandy-ravaged communities.

Throughout Livingston, there have been countless acts of kindness, charity and support since the storm slammed the state.

“Events like Sandy put things in perspective, underscoring the importance of community and working hand-in-hand with our neighbors and friends,” said Tina Renga, the district’s Director of Guidance.

And with schools re-opened, children have begun to tell their own storm stories. At Burnet Hill, their art reflects the damage to trees, their dark and cold homes, and kindness of friends and family. “They needed to talk about it,” said Burnet Hill Principal Lisa Steiger.


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