Mid-Missouri’s fire-damaged Wooldridge has received a major cleanup from more than 40 representatives of Columbia’s Tolton Catholic high school.
Tolton high school dean of academics Tim Scherrer says at least 43 people participated on Monday, including 29 Tolton students. Others were parents, alums and staff members. They cleared debris and placed items in dumpsters.
State Rep. Tim Taylor (R-Speed), who represents Wooldridge in the Missouri House, says Tolton is making a difference in the Wooldridge community. He describes their generosity and giving as inspiring.
“Their generosity and act of kindness has not gone unnoticed, and to see so many young people working together, united by a common goal, is an uplifting sight to see,” Taylor says.
The October blaze destroyed at least 23 structures in Wooldridge.