T-Ducks in a Row #130 – Hurricane Harvey Relief Project – RCHS Service Learning Project

WHAT? Rise up, Richland! Richland Collegiate High School Service Learning students are organizing a year-long Hurricane Harvey relief project first by sponsoring a Drive-by Drop-off to collect cleaning supplies to be delivered to Mont Belvieu, Texas.

WHO? The 5,000 residents of Mont Belvieu, a small town situated northeast of Houston, are suffering from the aftermath of the devastation of 61 inches of rain caused by Hurricane Harvey.

WHO ELSE? RCHS Service Learning students in 23 AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) classes have pledged to reach out and help this small community in a long-term commitment to see the Mont Belvieu residents through the extended recovery process.

HOW? The first step in the project is to collect cleaning supplies to aid in the massive clean-up efforts as the flood waters recede.

WHEN? This Mont Belvieu Drive-by Drop-off is scheduled on Friday, September 8, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE? The two collection sites that RCHS student volunteers will staff are the Sabine Hall West Circle Drive and the East Circle Drive near Lavaca Hall.

WHAT ELSE? The following cleaning supplies will be collected: buckets; heavy duty cleaners–bleach/disinfectants; dish soap; laundry detergent; hand sanitizer; hand soap; insect repellent; scrub brushes; sponges; cleaning cloths and towels; heavy duty trash bags; paper towels; protective masks; disposable gloves; work gloves; and clotheslines and clothespins.

HOW ELSE? The donated items will be transported to Mont Belvieu this Saturday for distribution to residents.

WHEN ELSE? In November, RCHS Service Learning students will collect food items, and in December, they will collect warm clothing. Announcements will be made then concerning collection times.

WHERE ELSE? Previous editions of T-Ducks in a Row may be found at https://richlandcollege.edu/tdr