Ryan Gust, holding his son Kaiden, and his wife Ashley meet with Pasadena ISD Police Department officers Joe Baez, Amber Murphy, Bill McMahan and Jason Grice outside the Joplin Command Center. Ashley Gust is holding a card signed by Pasadena ISD students.
The relief mission conducted by the Pasadena ISD Police Department to provide supplies to tornado victims in Joplin, Mo., made a delivery to family members of a Meador Elementary teacher over the weekend.
Among the items delivered to relatives of Meador teacher Jeremy Miller was a best-wishes card signed by Pasadena ISD students.
Last week Miller emailed Sgt. David Garza of the Pasadena ISD police to let him know that he had family members in Joplin, Mo., who had lost everything they owned in the May 22 storm.
Gust, his wife and baby son met with Pasadena ISD police responders at the Joplin Command Center.
Other donated relief items were dropped off for nine officers from the Joplin Police Department, all of them hard hit by the storm.
Donated items were gathered from nearly three dozen Pasadena ISD schools and also from Shadycrest Church in Pearland.
The death toll from the storm stands at 139 with approximately 100 others still unaccounted for.