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Helping hands give Marysville a new home

November 16, 2009

After suffering millions of dollars in damages last Tuesday, Marysville School has found a new home at Rose City Park Elementary School.

Nick and his wife joined more than 200 volunteers Saturday morning at a Hands on Greater Portland event preparing Rose City Park for the arrival of the 500 Maryville students and teachers who arrived this morning and will spend the rest of the school year at this new location.

There's still plenty of work ahead, though, and many supplies are still needed at the new location.

The Oregon PTA and Portland Council PTA are asking for coats and jackets, sweaters, backpacks, lunch boxes, art supplies, books for the library, tissue boxes, construction paper, and photocopy paper. Donations are being collected at Marshall High School, 3905 SE 91st, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

"The school feels wonderful, really welcoming for kids," Superintendent Carole Smith said of the new place. "The outpouring from the community to be ready to open today has been phenomenal."

Thanks to Flickr user gregaisman for the photo!