Recently we were expected to be majorly affected by a hurricane named Irma and when we weren’t, one of our very own teachers jumped into action to help those who were affected; her name is Ms. Richardson and she is in the 10th grade quad. Ms. Richardson was able to make the simple act of donating to people in need an experience for our staff and students. To help out the victims of the hurricanes, Ms. Richardson asked for donations of non-perishables, clothes and school supplies; and guess what? Our school responded.
While there was extra credit offered to students in her class who donated, and service hours offered to those who packed it all up in boxes to ship the supplies off to those in need, the real heroes are the people who donated and got nothing back. Ms. Richardson said, “It broke my heart that some people lost everything, and I felt relieved that the hurricane didn’t destroy us, and I felt it was necessary to help those who had nothing.”
With help from teachers and peers, Ms. Richardson was able to pack up 41 boxes of donations and they should have already reached their destinations in the Caribbean—the US Virgin Islands, Barbuda and Antigua. Ms. Richardson was “amazed” at the amount of donations she received. Even though she was out for a week, people still continued to support the cause and were bringing in full trash bags worth of useful non-perishables, clothes and school supplies.
Our school, with the push of Ms. Richardson, did a good deed, and we can continue to make a change in this world with the help of our teachers and peers. Remember, we can all give a little back. A big thank you to Ms. Richardson and those who helped this journey along.