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Midland community helps former Midland educator after Hurricane Harvey damage

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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

It started a plea for help from a former Midland educator.

“His name is Joey Thomas, he used to be an Assistant Principal at Midland High School. He knew after living here, he could call back home,” said Jimmy Patterson, Interim Director, The Way Retreat Center.

The favor, furniture for his students in League City.

“100 of the families in his intermediate school lost almost everything or everything,” said Patterson.        

Last month, Patterson saw the damage for himself.

“Driving through that subdivision and seeing literally every single front yard was loaded with rotted furniture that everybody is going to have to throw it away,” said Patterson.

The plea turned into action, with the help from volunteers and organizations in Midland.

“The furniture is essential because that’s what we sit on, lay on, sleep on, and eat on,” said Patterson.

Each bed frame, dresser, couch loaded into the U-Haul, showed it’s never too late to help.

“We all just them to be able to have a home they can be proud of,” said Patterson.

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