Pasadena ISD officer Marco Vela fires a case of water to Sgt. David Garza while Joe Baez helps with the loading of relief supplies for Joplin, Mo.
Six Pasadena ISD police officers were preparing to hit the highway on Friday night, bound for Joplin, Mo., to make a Memorial Day weekend delivery of relief supplies to victims of this week's tornado disaster.
Officers spent Friday afternoon slinging dozens of cases of water and loading other supplies into a large truck. The supplies were donated by staff and students at about 30 district schools.
Additional supplies for the trip were donated by the Shadycrest Church in Pearland.
Officers making the trip are Jason Grice, Amber Murphy, Joe Baez, Marco Vela, Trae Morris and Bill McMahan. Sgt. David Garza helped coordinate the loading of relief supplies in the Administration Building parking lot.
The tornadoes that struck Joplin killed 130 people, in the latest count, and left thousands homeless. About 100 additional people are still reported as missing.
Sgt. David Garza and Officer Joe Baez keep the water cases moving.
Relief helpers Sgt. David Garza and officers Jason Grice, Amber Murphy, Joe Baez and Marco Vela.