Rockford Christian Students Pitch in with Relief Efforts

By: Nichole Vrsansky
By: Nichole Vrsansky

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS ARE ASKING THE ENTIRE STATELINE TO HELP THEM FILL A SEMI-TRUCK WITH SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS. HERE’S HOW WE CAN GET INVOLVED.

STUDENTS AT ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS ARE LEARNING A LESSON THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE BOOKS OR NOTES. TO PASS THIS TEST, STUDENTS MUST SIMPLY LEND A HAND AND HELP THOSE IN NEED.

"It's easy to talk about how we live, but it's much harder to demonstrate it by action," explains School Superintendent Randy Taylor.

ELEVEN-HUNDRED STUDENTS ARE DONATING AND COLLECTING SUPPLIES AND MONEY TO HELP WITH HURRICANE RELEIF EFFORTS. MOST STUDENTS ALREADY HAVE A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT'S NEEDED: WATER, CLOTHES, BLAKETS AND DIAPERS. THE ITEMS WILL BE LOADED ONTO A SEMI AND EVENTUALLY TRANSPORTED TO KATRINA'S VICTIMS.

"All those people - they don't have anything left - they lost everything," says Rockford Christian student Nikki Johnson.

"These people lost their homes, their families and I think sometimes we take things for granted and don’t appreciate what we have,” adds School Secretary Missy Davis.

THE SEMI WILL BE PARKED IN THE ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT, RIGHT OF BELL SCHOOL ROAD. FROM 7AM TILL 4PM - STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS WILL BE TRYING TO FILL THAT TRUCK.

"We'll be out there ready to take donations whenever anybody wants to stop by," says Principal Leigh Anne Bates.

"It's a good opportunity to help the people who need the most help right now," adds student Taylar Camacho.

IT'S A LESSON THAT GOES BEYOND THE WALLS OF A CLASSROOM OR SCHOOL... AND INTO THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY... AS WE TRY TO HELP STRANGERS PUT THEIR LIVES BACK TOGETHER.

THE SEMI WILL BE PARKED IN ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN'S PARKING LOT OFF BELL SCHOOL ROAD. YOU CAN DROP OFF SUPPLIES FROM 7AM UNTIL 4PM THROUGH SEPTEMBER 8TH. THE DROP-OFF IS BEING COORDINATED WITH THE RELEIF EFFORTS OF THE LEAF RIVER FIRE STATION.


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