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Community worker helps needy

Lisa King

Community worker helps needy

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AN APPEAL by a resident of New Orleans, The City, for help from community worker Glen Harvey has resulted in him going the extra mile to seek assistance for others to get through the new school term.

As a result, five children received donations of supplies in time for school on Monday.

​Harvey, principal of the New Orleans Community High School, said because he was known for his community work, one parent approached him for help and was followed by others.

Harvey, who is also president of the New Orleans Community Development Council, said he went through the community taking the names of parents and the list of items they needed. He approached businesses Sewing World, Abeds and Yankee Garments which readily came on board to offer assistance.

He said it was his first year offering donations to students that included clothes, shoes, books and stationery.