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Parkland Organizes Relief Efforts for Hurricane Sandy

Schools in the Parkland School District are helping victims of Hurricane Sandy in many different ways.

The following is a round-up of what schools in the Parkland District are doing to help neighbors impacted by Hurricane Sandy:

  • The Parkland High School Red Cross Club, led by PHS math teacher Kayla Lower, is collecting items Nov. 14 – 30 in the PHS lobby so that students in the club can put together comfort kids. Comfort Kit items must be new and unused and travel size and include:  shampoo and conditioner, tissues, wash cloths, body wash, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant.
  • Abby Rutch-7th Grade Learning Support Teacher at Springhouse Middle School led a collection in her school to collect supplies for Union Beach/Keyport, NJ residents who lost everything in the recent storm.  Goodyear donated the use of 19 box trucks in order for the items to be transported to New Jersey’s FEMA site tomorrow.
  • A Kernsville Elementary School family who lost their home during the storm will receive Kernsville Change for a Cause receipts and the school’s PTO is also making a donation.  Clothing was also collected to help meet some of the family’s immediate needs.
  • Fogelsville Elementary School collected socks for those in need and held a crazy sock day today to celebrate their collection.
  • Springhouse, Orefield and Kratzer schools will be collecting money during dress down day to benefit Hurricane victims Nov. 17.
  • Cetronia art teachers had students create cards for the electricians who have been working above and beyond.  The school is also planning a supplies collection for the coming month.
  • Starting Wednesday, Nov. 14 - 21, the Ironton Student Council will be collecting items for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island.
  • Parkway Manor Student Council and PTO are asking staff and students to contribute a dollar or more in exchange for a Sand Dollar to place on their Sand Castle. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross. Sale starts Nov. 16.

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