ELIZABETH – On Dec. 1, the Elizabeth Board of Education received special recognition from the Consul General of El Salvador, Carlos López, for the generous donations by the Elizabeth Public Schools to aid the Salvadoran flood and mudslide victims.
In attendance at the Consulate in Elizabeth were Board President Francisco González, and board members Armando Da Silva, Rafael Fajardo, and Marie Munn.
The Elizabeth Public Schools community donated truckloads of food to help ease the hardship of the people of El Salvador in the wake of this tragic disaster. Donations that were collected from the school community included canned food, health supplies, and toys. Local corporations and businesses, including Goya Food Corporation, Twin City Supermarket, and Family Foods, Inc., provided additional canned food and supplies.
The Consul General showed a video that depicted the extent of the destruction in El Salvador. Over 14,000 Salvadorans have been affected by the floods and mudslides, which were indirectly linked to Hurricane Ida’s passage through the region. Estimates indicate that 192 people were killed and another 168 were lost in the floods and landslides that swept through the country.
López said, “On behalf of the people of El Salvador, I want to thank the Elizabeth Board of Education for their help and support. The Elizabeth School Community has reached out their arms to us and has shown how we are all working together for the people of the world.”
Pablo Muñoz, superintendent of schools added, “In the Elizabeth Public Schools, love is an important component of what we are aiming to achieve as a district. I am very proud of our learning community for supporting the Salvadoran victims at a most dire time of need through their outpouring of love.”
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