The impact of Hurricane Gustav and the impending threat posed by Hurricane Ike prompted students in Brenda Wilson's gifted class to conduct a districtwide collection several weeks ago.
Students from all six Springfield schools gathered supplies, including bottled water, canned goods, paper supplies and disinfectant. Ms. Wilson said each school was asked to donate specific items. They were: High School-flashlights, batteries, gloves, detergent, personal care items, tarp, ropes and bottled water; Middle School-brooms, mops, sponges, scouring pads, bottled water and personal care items; Crissey Elementary-paper towels and toilet paper, baby items, buckets and duct tape; Dorr Elementary- large trash bags, toilet paper and paper towels; Holland Elementary- canned food and nonperishable food items and bottled water, and Holloway Elementary-duct tape, baby items and bottled water. High school organizations also donated more than $300.
Abby Yeager, a fourth grade Holland student enrolled in the LEAP program, said she donated canned ravioli because it is one of her favorite foods.
The supplies were loaded onto an ISOH/IMPACT truck for delivery to areas devastated by the storms. The organization is continuing to collect donations of relief supplies for storm victims. Items needed at this time are: bottled water, canned and non- perishable food items, five-gallon buckets with lids, baby care items, paper towels and bathroom tissue, personal care and toiletry items, tarps, ropes, large trash bags, flashlights and batteries, laundry detergent, bleach, buckets, duct tape, mops and mop heads, brooms, dust pans, paint brushes, disinfectant cleaners, sponges and scrubbing pads, gloves and masks and bank gift cards to purchase groceries and building supplies.