Meridian school district in desperate need of supplies
Mounds, Ill. - Summer is over for parents in the Meridian School District in Mounds, Illinois. It ended when renovations uncovered black mold in the elementary school and junior high building and forced it to be shut down. All of the school supplies except for desks and chairs are locked inside.
Friday night, Patrick and her four active members staked out an intersection and asked passing cars for donations. Parent Nancy Powell was surprised by the turn out.
The group is looking for not only monetary donations, but volunteers, and other ideas to raise money.
"If we all come together as one and not gripe about it, I think we can make it," said Patrick.
She said local businesses have also stepped up to help because the list of needs is so long.