28 Sep Hurricane Relief Projects
As we return to normalcy and anticipate the excitement of next week’s homecoming activities, school leadership has been able to firm up plans for actions that can be taken to help those who were in the paths of Irma and Maria. We understand that opportunities abound and many have already pitched in and helped—both physically and financially.
The following hurricane relief projects have been identified as ones that our students can engage in and be of most help.
Our lower school students will take part in “Fill the Box!”—a campaign led by Miss Leah Polhemus to fill boxes with school supplies to send to St. John Christian Academy in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Miss Polhemus taught at this school before joining WA. She has been in direct contact with the school, and while basic needs have been met, they are in desperate need of school supplies.
Our middle school students will help by filling buckets with cleaning supplies that will be used for an upcoming high school trip, in partnership with Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, to help Island Christian School in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Island Christian School is a like-minded school with a long-standing relationship to WA. While there, our high school students will work to restore the area.
It is our desire that these projects will benefit those who have been affected by the storms, develop a sense of serving in our students, and demonstrate Christ’s love to others.
We will be sending out grade-specific details to parents and students soon.