INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - The Independence School District sent three buses full of supplies to help Joplin tornado victims Wednesday morning.
The buses left Chrisman High School at 7:30 a.m. and stopped at a warehouse in Joplin to deliver supplies requested by the city including food, water, toiletries and hygiene supplies.
They also delivered a check from the Independence School District to Joplin's North Middle School.
This was part of a 27 school competition called "Independence Reaches Out", to see which school could gather the most money/supplies to help Joplin victims.
Students, staff, parents and community members all participated in the event.
Chrisman High School's Home Economics class came up with the idea to raise funds for Joplin.
"In the Independence school district we always talk about character, we always talk about compassion, we always talk about respect. And the fact that these students came up with this whole idea on their own, means that's taken off and we're really impressed with them", said Nancy Lewis with the Independence School District.
Transportation workers also donated their time as their way of giving back to the storm victims.
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