Bay District Schools receives $700,000 check for supplies

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Bay District Schools is getting a helping hand from a few national organizations.

Hand2Mind as well as Teach Your Heart Out helped Bay District Schools by providing them with much needed money for supplies after some schools were damaged by hurricane Michael.

Saturday at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, they presented a check for $700,000 to go towards school supplies for the district.

Organizers say it's good to be able to provide the students and teachers with a financial benefit.

Lisa Dunnigan of Teach Your Heart Out said. "Teachers actually have items that they've collected for years, so to come back and all those items be gone I'm sure that was a very devastating feeling so we know that these resources are going to bring them joy back into their lives. So we're very excited about that for them and their students."

Joe Dombrowski also performed a teacher-themed stand up comedy show during the event.