By NEESEY PAYNE
They’re there to greet your children in the morning and drop them off in the afternoon. Pulaski County Public Schools bus drivers are doing more than providing transportation; they’re stuffing buses full of turkeys to help families in need.
Pulaski County Public Schools Transportation Department began the “Stuff the Bus” initiative last year – providing turkeys to 85 families for Thanksgiving.
This year proved to be a great success, as well. On Nov. 16, drivers parked their buses outside of Food City and Food Lion stores in Pulaski, Wades in Dublin, and Kroger in Fairlawn to collect frozen turkeys, non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the cause. The outpouring of support from community members, churches and organizations allowed 230 families in the community to have a Thanksgiving meal.
According to Sheila Brown, executive office assistant of operations, sizeable donations were received from AMVETS Post 50, Draper United Methodist Church Women’s Auxiliary and Shiloh Christian Church.
The drivers thank all who helped “Stuff the Bus” and are excited to do more community service projects in the future.