‘Cram the Bus’ project to help flood victims in Kentucky

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A school bus driver more than one-hundred miles away from flood-damaged southeastern Kentucky is helping victims by collecting supplies in a ‘Cram the Bus’ project.

Jackie Tolson drives for the Jessamine County School District.  When she saw the devastating flooding in the southeastern part of the state, she knew she and others wanted to help their fellow Kentuckians.

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That’s when she came up with the idea of soliciting donations of supplies to fill a school bus.  The school district joined the project by providing the bus and gas for the delivery trip to Harlan County.

Tolson is asking for donations of cleaning products, paper towels, mops, toiletries and other essentials needed for clean-up.

“There’s always something somebody can do and I’ve always found that nine times out of ten, if you have it, somebody can use it,” says Tolson.



Donations are being accepted through March 6, 2020.  The supplies will be delivered the following day.

The donations can be dropped-off at any Jessamine County Public School or the bus garage at the district’s transportation campus.

To make a financial donation, click here