|Updated: 8/13/2012 5:46 pm
||Published: 8/13/2012 4:55 pm
An overflow of school supplies donated to the Mannford Public School System from the community is giving the district a chance to help other schools affected by the wildfire in Creek County.
The wildfire left 70 students homeless.
Steve Waldvogel, the Mannford Public Schools Superintendent, said they were trying to collect enough to make sure those students had enough school supplies for the entire year. He said they received much more.
"The response has been overwhelming," said Waldvogel.
He called the superintendents in Drumwright, Olive and Oak Grove to give them some of the supplies to pass on to students.
"It makes you kind of feel warm inside," said Drumwright Public School Superintendent Robbie Dorsey.
FOX23 was there as Dorsey picked up school supplies for his students. He said there are about ten kids displaced but won’t know for sure because they haven’t reached everyone. There are still phone lines still down in that area.
"our kids are going through the losses and the hardship and I really think they really can't quit understand what it means,” Dorsey told FOX23. This will help them."
"It's just a really good feeling to know we've got a lot of supplies in but then we can share the supplies with the other school districts and make sure those kids are taken care of too," said Waldvogel.
He said they will give out the school supplies Tuesday during the district wide open house. Mannford Public Schools has collected $15,000 in donations which Waldvogel believes will help those students this year as well.