TKA Students Lead a School-Wide Effort to Help the Bahamas

When The King’s Academy students saw the great need of those affected by Hurricane Dorian, they stepped right up. From TKA’s youngest students in Junior Kindergarten to senior Prefects, TKA students initiated a weeklong hurricane relief effort, which resulted in a 26-foot truck being filled with much needed items for our Bahamian neighbors.

First grade students in Mrs. Corrigan’s class were excited to deliver their Bahamas Relief items, including hand-made cards. A 4th grader was moved with compassion by the situation in the Bahamas and donated a care package with a hand-written note to be included in the relief efforts spearheaded by the school’s Prefects. Coincidentally, two moms who recently evacuated with their families from Marsh Harbor were on campus. The student was able to meet them and present them with her package in person.

TKA’s Student Life Director Mrs. Trisha Todd oversaw the collection and shared, “I am so incredibly proud of all the students who donated and organized the Bahamas relief drive. They have spent hours sorting, boxing and loading an entire truck full of life necessities for those affected by Hurricane Dorian. It is encouraging to see how students demonstrated the love of Christ throughout this week.”  Senior Prefect Jesse Hernandez went on to say, “The heart for service, shared by the Prefects, our fellow students, our staff and even the next generation in elementary, reflects the ideal that no task is too great for God to accomplish, and He often allows us to be a part of His redemptive plans.”

The King’s Academy is grateful to MJ TruckNation for the use of a truck to store and transport donated items to a receiving facility that will then deliver our donations directly to the Bahamian people in need.

Director of Student Life, Mrs. Trish Todd, along with TKA Students Jesse Hernandez, ’20, Katie Che, ’20, Bella Weisz, ’24 and Micayela Smith, ’20 organize donated supplies

High School Physical Education classes helped load the truck.

Junior Sofia Mendez helped load boxes of food.

TKA students help sort items donated.