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WCCA holds a drive for Ben’s Ford to help with hurricane relief

Wilkinson County Christian Academy hosted a drive to help those affected from Hurricane Ida and sent two truckloads back with Ben’s Ford Christian School, who they played in football on Sept. 3.

“We just gathered up some water, sanitary supplies and non-perishable goods and gave that to Ben’s Ford,” Wilkinson County Christian Academy football coach and headmaster Randy Holloway said.

Holloway said a group of parents came up with the idea.

“We really didn’t know how hard they had been hit, but we knew they could get the supplies into people’s hands that needed it,” Holloway said. “It’s something we do for our sister schools. We help out when we can.”

Wilkinson County Christian Academy had two truckloads donated in just two days.

“We’re Christian schools.” Holloway said. “It’s our Christian belief to give to others when we can. A hand that gives always gets a hand in return eventually.”

Ben’s Ford Christian School coach Destin Pittman said that WCCA called them and said they were going to do something for them, but Pittman said it was more than they expected.

“They told us they started collecting stuff the week the storm happened, and in a matter of two days, they collected three carloads of food, water and supplies,” Pittman said. “We’re just extremely thankful and blessed they did this for us.”

Pittman said they received the donation Friday night, and with most of the parish up and running by then, Ben’s Ford Christian School sent the donations to a church south of Washington Parish to give it to the people who suffered worse than Washington Parish.

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Ben’s Ford Christian School and Wilkinson County Christian Academy are pictured behind two truckloads of donation for hurricane relief.