Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, our students immediately felt the need to help our neighbors in Mississippi and Louisiana. The SGA began a campaign to raise money for the victims of this natural disaster. On Saturday, September 3rd, students camped out on the front lawn of the high school with signs, posters, and hand-made banners urging the passers by to donate funds to help those in most need. From 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., the students raised $2,165.45 for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and $1,756.00 for the American Red Cross. Lowe’s Home Improvement of Montgomery then matched their $1,756.00, raising the total dollars donated to $5,677.45.
In the weeks since, students have forgone their daily 10-minute break snack and donated that money to help those in need. The SGA has also set up boxes in the breezeway collecting basic personal items (soap, diapers, cleaning supplies, insect repellant, etc.) for Father Tim Evan’s parish in Bayou La Batre.
We congratulate our student leaders and student body on their tremendous efforts in raising money for hurricane relief on the Gulf Coast.
To view the pictures from the Saturday campaign drive, go here http://community.webshots.com/slideshow?ID=446547743&key=AfJVYG .