(Staff photo by Phyllis McLaughlin/pmclaughlin@madison courier.com)
(Staff photo by Phyllis McLaughlin/pmclaughlin@madison courier.com)
Students from Jefferson County Schools presented a $4,001.05 check to Brandy Graham to be used for hurricane relief by the American Red Cross.

Graham, who is a local disaster program specialist, said the funding would be “put to great use to help those displaced by Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 that struck Texas on Aug. 25 and dropped 52 inches of rain over the Houston area, and Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in Florida on Sunday and is now a tropical storm that was making its way to the Madison area.” “We have 10,000 people in shelters in the two states,” Graham said.

The money will be used to help with the recovery once residents start to rebuild when they finally return to their homes, and provide financial assistance to help them buy things they need. The money was collected at Madison Consolidated Schools, Southwestern Schools and the Christian Academy of Madison on Sept. 7 and 8.