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Ravens' Torrey Smith organizes supply drive to help Virginia elementary school

Colonial Beach Elementary School was damaged in fire

By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun

9:00 AM EST, January 22, 2014

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When a fire significantly damaged Colonial Beach Elementary in Virginia earlier this month, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith went on his Twitter account and called it a “say day,” and said that he had some “great times” in that building.  

And he immediately started thinking of other ways to help his former school, which was also used to store equipment and supplies needed by the school district.

Through his foundation which provides support to at-risk kids, Smith organized a school supply drive in Fredericksburg, Va. to help replace some of the items lost in the fire.

Those items include athletic equipment, classroom and office supplies, furniture and curriculum material.

Smith will be at the Walmart on 125 Washington Square Plaza in Fredericksburg from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday to accept donations for Colonial Beach Elementary School. Walmart has bundled items together in $5, $10, $15 and $20 packages for customers to purchase and donate to the school.

A bus will then be filled with the purchased donations and transported to the school.

Students that went to the school have been temporarily relocated to Oak Grove Baptist Church in Westmoreland County, where they are expected to be for the rest of the school year.

To make a donation to the school, send to Colonial Beach High School, Attn: Judy Long-CBES Donation, 100 First Street Colonial Beach, VA 22443.