NAACP to Present “Memorial Trees” to Families of Woodmore Children

The Chattanooga branch of the NAACP today offered a special honor to the families of the 6 Woodmore elementary school children who died in that tragic school bus crash.

No one in Chattanooga will soon forget the children killed and injured in the crash of a school bus on November 21st.

And, as details are sorted out–and charges filed against the driver, civic groups are finding ways to keep the memory of those 6 children alive over the years.

The NAACP chose memorial trees for the families.

DR. ELENORA WOODS, PRES., NAACP CHATTANOOGA  “We’d like to call out each one of their names–like for them to plant these trees, uh, in their yard in remembrance of their children.”

Dr. Woods and board members gathered for a solemn memorial.

DR. WOODS  “Keonte Wilson, 8 years old; Zoie Nash, 9 years old; Cor’Dayja Jones, 9 years old; D’Myunn Brown, 6 years old; Zyanna Harris, 10 years old; and Zyaira Matteen, 6 years old.”

NAACP members want to start a city-wide drive.

GEORGE CALHOUN , CHATTANOOGA NAACP  “Well, I think we need to send a message to, un the rest of the world. Chattanooga is uh, uh, we got a prize here earlier in the year as being an All American City, and I think we need to show why we were chosen to have that honor.”

Calhoun issued a challenge to all fraternities and sororities in the area to join in raising money for Christmas for the families of the Woodmore children.

GEORGE CALHOUN  “Right now I think, uh, we’ll kind of wait to see exactly how they are moving along and what the needs are ..as things become more clear as to what we probably can do to make an impact on helping them as much as we can.”

The group also started a fund for expenses the families will have during the holidays.

Contact the NAACP if you’d like to help.

No one in Chattanooga will soon forget the children killed and injured in the crash of a school bus on November 21st.

And, as details are sorted out–and charges filed against the driver, civic groups are finding ways to keep the memory of those 6 children alive over the years.

The NAACP chose memorial trees for the families.

DR. ELENORA WOODS, PRES., NAACP CHATTANOOGA  “We’d like to call out each one of their names–like for them to plant these trees, uh, in their yard in remembrance of their children.”

Dr. Woods and board members gathered for a solemn memorial.

DR. WOODS  “Keonte Wilson, 8 years old; Zoie Nash, 9 years old; Cor’Dayja Jones, 9 years old; D’Myunn Brown, 6 years old; Zyanna Harris, 10 years old; and Zyaira Matteen, 6 years old.”

NAACP members want to start a city-wide drive.

GEORGE CALHOUN , CHATTANOOGA NAACP  “Well, I think we need to send a message to, un the rest of the world. Chattanooga is uh, uh, we got a prize here earlier in the year as being an All American City, and I think we need to show why we were chosen to have that honor.”

Calhoun issued a challenge to all fraternities and sororities in the area to join in raising money for Christmas for the families of the Woodmore children.

GEORGE CALHOUN  “Right now I think, uh, we’ll kind of wait to see exactly how they are moving along and what the needs are ..as things become more clear as to what we probably can do to make an impact on helping them as much as we can.”

The group also started a fund for expenses the families will have during the holidays.

Contact the NAACP if you’d like to help.

 

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