Papé Kenworth was one of several businesses in central California that worked together to send more than 1,000 boxes of supplies and aid to Houston residents after Hurricane Harvey, YourCentralValley reported last week.
Led by students at within the Fresno (Calif.) Unified School District, the community was able to collect a wide selection of suppliers that the Papé Kenworth team then helped to ship to Texas.
Papé Kenworth says the initiative was started by the Council for Great City Schools call to help Houston Independent School District recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. The district collected donated school supplies, clothes and other items for the students and staff at Houston Independent School District. Papé Kenworth then offered to load up two trucks and ship all of the items for free to Houston.
“Papé Kenworth has demonstrated itself as a true community partner with this extremely generous offer. It’s with great pride that we join with them to provide some much-needed help to the families in Houston who have been suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey,” says Superintendent Bob Nelson.
“Papé Kenworth is pleased to partner with Fresno Unified School District and DTL to help deliver these donations to the victims of Hurricane Harvey,” adds Charlie Davis, Papé Kenworth General Manager. “Working together, we can help the people in southern Texas rebuild their communities.”