Morning Pointe Residents Rally Big, Supporting Students Of Flood-Damaged School
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Caldwell (kneeling), a student at Skyuka Hall, receives donated school supplies from Morning Pointe of Hixson associates and residents Cody Harvey (executive director in Training), Pat Arnold (resident), Dorris Brown (resident), Robin Jackson (executive director), Greg Vital (C.E.O. of Independent Healthcare Properties), Ann Harrison (resident) and Rob Pollard (regional vice president of Operations)
After a major water main break caused a number of classrooms at Skyuka Hall to flood, resulting in severe damage, the residents of Morning Pointe of Hixson rallied to help their longtime partners and friends.
Over the past two years, the residents of the senior living community have forged a strong relationship with the students of Skyuka Hall, who often visit and participate in activities with Morning Pointe, and the residents wanted to make sure that the flooding damage did not stop the students from having a spectacular school year.
Throughout the month of August, the residents have been collecting school supplies—such as paper, pencils, pens, dry erase markers, rulers and even Legos, just to name a few—to donate to Skyuka Hall. At the time of this story, they have collected a large barrel full of supplies—and they are still accepting donations until the end of the month.
“The students of Skyuka Hall School have been blessed beyond measure by all of the caring and generous hearts of the Morning Pointe family and residents,” says Kristin Edge Hunt, a Skyuka Hall parent and volunteer. “The kiddos are in awe of the support and compassion shown to them during a difficult chapter in the school’s history, and we are so excited to make new and wonderful memories during the 2018-19 school year. Thank you so much, Morning Pointe and Greg Vital."
All donations to Skyuka Hall can be dropped off at Morning Pointe of Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike in Hixson.