Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, affecting 3.5 million US citizens who are in dire need of basic supplies. Since there is no electricity anywhere on the island they have to face the sweltering heat without food or water.
As a result, in allegiance with the EGO, we are starting a supply drive for the people of Puerto Rico to help with the relief efforts and raise awareness in our school about what is happening and how we can help. Our focus is on the children affected.
We are partnering with UNICEF and are trying to get boxes for cash donations where 90% of every dollar goes toward creating and distributing Emergency Relief Kits to the children of Puerto Rico including water purification tablets, a water bucket with a lid, water containers, soap, detergent, toothpaste and sanitary pads. (https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/support-unicef-usas-hurricane-relief-efforts-puerto-rico/32952utm_campaign=2017_misc&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=0178/2/_Google&utm_content=PuertoRico&ms=cpc_dig_2017_misc_0178/2/_Google_PuertoRico&initialms=cpc_dig_2017_misc_0178/2/_Google_PuertoRico)
In addition, EGO is collecting the following supplies:
First aid supplies
Feminine hygiene supplies
Stomach relief medicine (such as pepto bismol pills)
All of the collected supplies will be given to Westchester County’s “Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico” Program, instituted by County Executive Robert P. Astorino. (https://www3.westchestergov.com/news/7486-astorino-announces-hurricane-relief-for-puerto-rico-efforts-in-westchester)
Collection boxes are found in the library and attendance office and donation boxes can be found in the attendance office and in the cafeteria. We will be collecting for the next three weeks.