Metro Atlanta comes together to help Poole Elementary School

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Video: HELP DESK | Helping Poole ES in Paulding Co.

  • Crowds gather at Poole Elementary School in Dallas

DALLAS, Ga. (WXIA) -- Shortly after an EF-3 tornado blasted Paulding County's Poole Elementary School nearly two weeks ago, 11Alive's Help Desk swung into action.

Mobilizing resources from across Metro Atlanta, the Help Desk, worked with The Home Depot and School Box stores to bring the community to the school.

HELP DESK | How you can help Poole Elementary School
PHOTOS | Coming together to help Poole Elementary School

Viewers and businesses, alike, donated resources to the school, helping to replace playground equipment and other supplies at the school, which were all badly damaged or destroyed in the storms.

Crowds joined 11Alive at the school Wednesday to show just how much the community cared.

The Gannett Foundation also contributed to the efforts with a $5,000 donation to the school.

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