Bremen Elementary School offering food, supplies for tornado victims

Bremen Elementary School offering food, supplies for tornado victims
Published: Dec. 12, 2021 at 6:24 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 13, 2021 at 12:46 AM CST
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BREMEN, Ky. (WFIE) - Bremen Elementary School is offering its help to members of the community who were devastated by the tornado that hit Muhlenberg County late Friday night.

School officials are taking in people who need shelter or supplies. They also hosted a community meal and relief effort on Sunday evening for tornado victims, first responders and any volunteers who are helping in the cleanup effort.

Affected people in the community were invited to eat at the school or pick up a meal.

Meanwhile, the gym has become a makeshift warehouse, full of toilet paper, diapers, clothes, non-perishable food items and much more for those in need. For storm victims who can’t get to the school, volunteers shuttled food and supplies to them.

“It’s overwhelming,” Ashley Romans, the family resource center coordinator at Bremen Elementary School said. “We have seen destruction, and we have seen horrific things and disaster. And in the midst of this, we have seen miracles of a community coming together and truly helping one another out of love, and put aside race, religion, socio-economic status and just come out to help one another. It’s been a blessing, it’s been a miracle. I’m just thankful for the town I live in, and the community that I can help.”

School officials say there will be food and supplies available at the school throughout the week.

They also say the school has received more supplies than they can handle at the moment. Due to the overwhelming support, school officials are shortening their list of requested donations to just a few items, namely Gatorade, canned drinks, chapstick and gum.

Bremen Elementary officials also announced they will not be having school on Monday. Still no word on when students and staff will go back.

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