UPDATE: OASES, an organization that works with Lincoln Elementary, is coordinating volunteer efforts. Those interested in lending a hand or donating replacement materials may contact Nhi Chau at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 510.891.9928 ext. 10. I’ve attached the school’s wish list here.
Imagine arriving at your classroom one morning and seeing this.
Two portable classrooms and the teacher’s lounge were badly vandalized over the weekend at Lincoln Elementary School, a California Distinguished School in Oakland’s Chinatown. Little was stolen aside from a TV set and some emergency food supplies, said Nhi Chau, a program coordinator with Oakland Asian Students Educational Services (OASES).
“They splattered paint all over the classrooms. Everything went upside down,” she said.
Chau said teachers were putting together a list of supplies and other things they’ll need to recover from the destruction. I’ll post an update later today.