DELBARTON — “You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety” – Abraham Maslow
With the recent flooding that devastated the state, the Burch Lady Bulldog Basketball team took part in an effort to gather supplies for victims in Clay County. The drive was organized by Jordan and Debrinna Gibson. Cleaning supplies, non-perishable food, and water were collected and delivered to the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church near the Clay/Roane County line.
The church has been providing hot meals, offering showers, and supplies to many victims affected by the flood.
“When Jordan asked if we would be willing to help, I assured him he could count on our girls,” said Coach Jeremy Davis.
Davis said, “Some things go beyond teaching skills on a basketball court. My girls were able to give something back to those who lost everything. Hopefully, it might make their day a little brighter. We are thankful for our school and members of the community for their donations.”
The Lady Dogs collected supplies during the last week of summer conditioning, and with the help of Adams Heating and Cooling, they were able to transport the much needed items to the area. Large donations were also collected by the Gibson’s in Logan on July 2.
Coach Davis specifically wanted to thank Burch Middle School (BMS) Principal Leah Wireman, the Delbarton Buddy League Basketball program, the Mingo Central High School (MCHS) Wrestling Team, and the Delbarton Music Company for their support and contributions to the drive.
(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242, or at [email protected], or on twitter @sidplaster)