Destroyed Kentucky School Receives $15,500 from Chick-fil-A Restaurants
Five Chick-fil-A restaurants donated 250 chicken sandwiches and $15,500 after tornadoes destroyed their community in West Liberty, Ky.
When the town of West Liberty, Ky., was largely destroyed by tornadoes in 2012, the Operators of five local Chick-fil-A restaurants stepped in to help. The restaurants donated 250 chicken sandwiches to feed first responders and police who were serving the community and raised $15,500 for a local school destroyed by the storm.
Students at West Liberty Elementary were left without supplies and a school building after the storm forced them to operate in a warehouse. Local Chick-fil-A restaurants held fundraisers and donated a percentage of sales to the school, amounting to $15,500. The funds were used to purchase math text books for five years for the school.
"Our teachers are so appreciative of the money to purchase these textbooks," Principal Vickie Oldfield said. "Our budget for this year was cut by nearly $10,000, and we wouldn't have been able to purchase any textbooks without this donation from Chick-fil-A."
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