Fire Island's lone school is getting support and assistance from an upsate New York district through the "Schools Helping Schools" initiative.
The Woodhull School, located in Ocean Beach, was shuttered for several weeks after super storm Sandy hit the island and Suffolk's south shore in late October and reopened shortly after Thanksgiving. Classes resumed several days after the storm hit thanks to the William Floyd School District which provided building space.
Now Woodhull School is getting help from students and faculty at West Canada Valley Central School who have raised $700, according to a report by Little Falls Times.
At first the effort was focused on collecting gift cards for families and students in need, and then expanded to collect funds to help with school supplies.
The fundraisers, according to the Times, included a bake sale and a faculty dress-down week, and the district said it will continue to raise funds through this year for Woodhull, which provides instruction for students from pre-Kindergarten to grade 6.