Sheldon, Iowa — (Sheldon, Texas) — Earlier we told you about some of the challenges currrently being faced by the Sheldon Independent School District in Sheldon, Texas. In today’s conversation with Mandi Tieman, the Director of Bands at Michael R. Null Middle School in the Sheldon TX community, we’ll talk about some of the things that community still needs, as they struggle to return to normal in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Mrs. Tieman says her bands have some specific needs.
She talks about other things needed at this time.
Tieman tells us that the Sheldon TX community isn’t an affluent area, and she worries that the parents of students wanting to begin in band not being able to afford both flood repair costs, and instrument rental costs.
She says the Sheldon, Texas community is a very working-class community, and she worries that families may not have the financial resources to rebuild in the wake of Harvey.
Mrs. Tieman says she, along with the other music teachers, worry that the kids may not have what they need to pursue what they love about school.
At the end of our conversation, Mrs. Tieman expressed the Sheldon TX community’s appreciation for Sheldon IA, and the relief effort undertaken.
There is still time to get your relief supplies aboard the next truck to Sheldon, Texas. Donations are being accepted at the relief trailer parked on the south end of the Sheldon Community Services Center parking lot until 7:00 each evening. If you take boxes of goods to the trailer, please be sure to label the ouside of those boxes. Sheldon’s Hy-Vee and Fareway stores each have a list of needed supplies, and will be happy to assist you in purchasing the items at a greatly reduced price to help our adopted family in Sheldon, Texas.