In Moore, Oklahoma, Plaza Towers Elementary School and Briarwood Elementary School are both gearing up for a busy year as students return to class. However, these two schools are different than others because both of these schools were destroyed during the May 20, 2013, tornado.
After the devastation of the May 20 tornado, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Team set out to help these schools.
“We just knew we wanted to help these students after they lost everything and the devastation they had to go through last year,” said Kitty Beavers, Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Team chairman.
Along with the OKFB Women’s Leadership Team, many other state Farm Bureau groups across the nation also wanted to help.
One of those was the Fluvanna County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee in Virginia. This committee donated money to purchase agricultural books for Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary Schools.
The OKFB Women’s Leadership Team matched their original donation and over $2,000 worth of agricultural accurate books were donated to the two schools.
“This is a great opportunity to teach students about where their food, fiber and fuel comes from,” Beavers said. “We are always interested in showing more agriculture to students.”