Hur­ri­cane help needed

Rappahannock News - - EDITORIAL & OPINION -

Hur­ri­cane Sandy has caused the dis­place­ment of many fam­i­lies in sev­eral states. As the cold weather ap­proaches, sev­eral items are needed for fam­i­lies im­pacted by this detri­men­tal storm. Com­ing to­gether as a community, we can pro­vide much-needed items to fam­i­lies who re­main home­less, hope to fam­i­lies who have lost ev­ery­thing and a sense of community to our fel­low Amer­i­cans in need.

Do­na­tions can be sent to school with your child or dropped off in the main of­fice. As a thank-you, the home­room that brings in the most do­na­tions re­ceives a lit­tle treat. Do­na­tions also can be dropped off at the Sper­ryville fire hall to­day (Nov. 15) from 3:30 to 8 p.m.

We are hop­ing to have our first sup­ply truck sent to New Jersey/New York at the be­gin­ning of Thanks­giv­ing week.

We need bat­ter­ies clean­ing sup­plies, bleach, util­ity garbage bags, work gloves, shov­els/rakes, mops and buck­ets, dust masks, ex­ten­sion cords, Rub­ber­maid-type totes, card­board boxes, pack­ing tape, ba­sic first aid sup­plies (Neosporin, etc.), man­ual can open­ers, pet food, wa­ter, non-per­ish­able foods, di­a­pers, baby sup­plies (wipes, baby food, etc.), per­sonal hy­giene prod­ucts (tooth­paste, de­odor­ant, soap, san­i­tary items), and cloth­ing such as new socks and un­der­wear.

If you have ques­tions, please contact us at 540-987-8649 (evenings) or by email at lswan­[email protected]­pa­han­nockschool­s.us. Thank you for all your gen­eros­ity!

RON HENSLIK LOREN SWANNICK

Re­lief ef­fort co­or­di­na­tors Sper­ryville

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