(MOBILE, Ala.) - Neighbors to our west are still recovering from Hurricane Isaac nearly 4 months later.
In La Plas, Louisiana, Lake Ponchatrain Elementary School lost everything.
Students from right here in Mobile came to their rescue with early Christmas gifts.
It's the small things that will make a difference for students at Lake Ponchatrain Elementary School.
“We're a big school. We lost a lot after Hurricane Issac.. Kids lost homes so school supplies..is good,” says Kelly Eldridge, a third grade teacher at Lake Ponchatrain Elementary.
Students who make up the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council in Mobile County decided they wanted to do something to help.
So each went back to their various schools and rallied students to donate what they could.
“We put bins in meeting rooms we talked to classes about the importance of donating,” said Davidson High School student Nicole Lida.
“If that had been Alabama or Mobile, we would want someone to do the same for us,” said Davidson student Quinterris Toppings.
Teachers from Lake Ponchatrain Elementary made the drive here to Mobile to pick up the supplies.
They say they are thankful for the donations and glad to know we have kids here who are willing to make a difference.
“We basically are teaching from scraps. So what we can scrape up is what we're using,” says teacher Pamela Newman.
Lake Ponchatrain elementary is still in need of textbooks, children’s books, cleaning supplies, tissue and sanitizer.
Teachers say they still have a way to go, but Wednesday's donations will make a difference.