Dear Mt. Salus Parents and Students,
At Mt. Salus we want serving to be a way of life. As the year starts, we are already getting requests for service. I am excited about this and we will be sharing about these opportunities as they arise. Many of these service opportunities will be grade specific, but at this time we do have an opportunity for the entire school: Hurricane Harvey.
As many of you know, Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana with the storm and the rain aftermath. Many families have lost homes and business. Students from kindergarten to college will be in limbo about their education path for the next several weeks to months. In 2005 I remember how Katrina affected MS and Louisiana (my family and friends). With this in mind, I want us to be servants of Christ and be willing to help those in need. So how can we help?
We are partnering with Active Impact International and will collect needed items for hygiene kits which will be distributed to MNA (relief agency):
- bar of soap, comb, toothpaste, toothbrush, nail file, nail clippers, wash cloth, hand towel, bandaids (for hygiene kits)
- tools (something that will be needed once homes are cleaned/reconstruction–will be distributed by organizations focusing on clean-up)
- diapers (given to relief agencies requesting them)
Students can bring these items to their first period/home room teacher. We plan to make hygiene kits next week during chapel. We need your help and support–PLEASE send the needed hygiene items.
Active Impact will then collect these items and distribute them to organizations (MNA and Baptist Associations/Churches) who are directly helping those in need. We will get the students involved in making the hygiene kits as needed for relief agencies. Let us do our part and help donate needed items on the list. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Through Active Impact International, we have reached out to several Christian schools to help in this Harvey Hurricane Effort (one school is aiming for 200 hygiene kits and another is aiming for 300 Flood Buckets). Our goal is to make as many hygiene kits as possible (the link is below). Let us be active and make an impact through Christ for those in need.
Go Eagles! (Let us soar for the cause)
Head of School