Eva Hilton Primary School Donates to Hurricane Joaquin Relief Effort

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Students of the Eva Hilton Primary School donated an assortment of items towards the Hurricane Joaquin Relief effort during a special assembly on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the school in Oakes Field. Pictured amongs the Grade 5 students, and teacher Brenda Thompson, are Howard Newbold, Superintendent, Northwestern District, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology; Rovan Carey Sr., PTA President; Chrystal Glinton, First Assistant Secretary, NEMA and Jermaine Butler, Principal.  (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)
Students of the Eva Hilton Primary School donated an assortment of items towards the Hurricane Joaquin Relief effort during a special assembly on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the school in Oakes Field. Pictured amongs the Grade 5 students, and teacher Brenda Thompson, are Howard Newbold, Superintendent, Northwestern District, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology; Rovan Carey Sr., PTA President; Chrystal Glinton, First Assistant Secretary, NEMA and Jermaine Butler, Principal. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

By the National Emergency Management Agency

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Eva Hilton Primary School, formerly Oakes Field Primary, presented the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, with an assortment of hurricane relief supplies during a special assembly held at the campus on Friday, October 16, 2015.

The presentation was prefaced by the singing of the soul-stirring song, “Reach Out and Touch” (Somebody’s hand … make this world a better place if you can….).

Administrators noted that the students decided to take from their homes to give to those in need, following the wrath of the devastating Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin which struck the Central and Southeast Bahamas at the beginning of October.

The islands severely impacted were Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Island, San Salvador and Mayguana.

Accepting the items was Chrystal Glinton, First Assistant Secretary, NEMA, who thanked the students and administrators for the gesture, while promoting the rebuilding of stronger and safer communities that were devastated by the storm.