How kids react to tragedy

dixie-crystals.gifSavannah school principal and avid blogger Charles Wooten writes about the different ways students at his school reacted to Feb. 7 Dixie Crystal sugar refinery explosion that killed 12.

A student @ Wooten’s school, Charles Ellis Montessori Academy in Ardsley Park, lost her father in the blast. Students in her class were given the chance to write or draw about how they felt. Read some of their comments here.

Another student at the school has a relative injured in the blast who is now at the Augusta Burn Center.

Charles Ellis Montessori will collect donations through Fri. Feb. 22 for the two students. All donations will be split between the two families. Donation receipts will be provided for your records.

As Wooten writes on his blog Principal’s Office “one family is on the road constantly back and forth to Augusta and could use assistance with gas, food, and lodging and the other family, even through the grieving process, is still trying to provide for birthdays and Valentine’s Day for their family.”

To donate, send or drop off a check:
Charles Ellis Montessori Academy (or CEMA)
220 East 49th St.
Savannah, GA 31405

UPDATE: On Sat. Feb. 23, principal Wooten writes that $4,478.82 in donations was raised for the two Ellis families directly impacted by the Dixie Crystals Sugar Refinery blast.

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