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Iona Prep Junior Organizing Weeklong Hurricane Relief Collection, Direct Delivery of Donations

Iona Preparatory Upper School junior Conor Lane, of Bedford, N.Y., is coordinating relief efforts with the school’s Leadership Program to provide basic necessities to the residents of Texas and Florida following the hurricanes of the past few weeks. Students will be collecting items such as diapers, soap, toothbrushes and deodorant through Saturday, Sept. 16. That afternoon, students will package and load all of the collected items onto a truck procured by Conor, which will then be driven directly to Texas and Florida for distribution.

“At Iona Prep, we are taught the foundation of our Christian values and at the heart of those values is social responsibility. It’s important that we live as we are taught,” Conor wrote in a letter to the entire PK4-12 school community. “It is our responsibility as men to put into action what we are taught and what we live every day by helping people in these tragically affected communities.”

"With your help, some legwork and campaigning about this effort, we can make an impact in the lives of some people devastated by these storms," Conor continued.

There are some very important items that are in desperate need and they are as follows:
  • Diapers – all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Formula
  • Baby bottles
  • Baby blankets
  • Shampoo
  • Bar Soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Liquid soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hairbrushes
  • Combs
  • Razors
  • Adhesive/non-adhesive bandages
  • Antibacterial ointments
  • Tylenol/Advil for children and adults
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Canned dog and cat food
  • Cases of bottled water
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Packaged Men’s socks
  • Packaged Men’s underwear
  • Packaged Women’s underwear
  • Packaged Women’s socks
  • Sun Screen
  • Bug Spray
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Work gloves
  • Latex Gloves
Students are asked to bring these items to their respective Main Offices in the Lower and Upper School all this week and place them in the bins provided. Members of our Leadership program will collate items each day after school.

Additionally, the Upper School's weekly Missions Collection will be going toward disaster relief efforts in the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico and Texas. More than $200 was raised on Sept. 11 alone. Collections will take place in homerooms all this week.


Source: GaelForce Live