Wednesday, May 28, 2014
C. J. Huff: I want those Salvation Army millions
Huff told the Joplin R-8 Board of Education during its afternoon work session Tuesday that the Salvation Army millions could be used to keep his Project Hope afloat.
Project Hope was funded through a grant and like so many other R-8 initiatives that begin with grant money, no plans are being made to shut it down now that the grant money is gone.
Project Hope brought counselors into the schools to help students and teachers who were still suffering from the after-effects of the tornado. Talk in recent months has been about transitioning the initiative to keep students from dropping out.
Huff claims that Project Hope has helped more than 1,300 students and 50 teachers.
Huff asked that anyone who has connections with the Salvation Army put in a good word for Project Hope.