Schools receive computers

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Special to the Times-Journal

Students at area schools recently received a donation to aid them in their academic development.

Mike Kellum, a representative with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., heeded the call for assistance from Selma native, Mary Day Couch and her husband, Chief Harold Couch, a retired veteran.

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The husband and wife mission workers with the Tennessee Coalition of Willing Workers, received the much-needed computers, monitors, and printers through federal resources.

Day Couch believes in giving back.

The Couch family, along with Selma City Councilwoman Jannie Venter, Ward 8, personally delivered a total of 38 computers to the School of Discovery, Clark Elementary School, Sophia P. Kingston Elementary School and the Phoenix School.

Electronic equipment was also donated to Shaw Enterprise to aid in their Male Performance and Achievement Center mentoring program.

MPAC, a non-profit organization, is currently mentoring 30 children ages 12-18. This is the Third phase of the &8220;Train up the Child&8221; ministry in Selma.