ISY Flood Drive 2019
Todd Davis, Service Learning Coordinator
The Community in Action service learning group is having a flood drive, where materials including; soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mosquito nets, blankets and basic English and Burmese books are to be collected school-wide. The donations will be given to U Win from the Ayeyarwaddy Foundation, and also to the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, and will be sent to relief camps in every township, in the city of Mawlamyaing, Mon State, where the flood has made the most heavy impact.
According to U Win, the flood has reached 12 feet and in places up to the roofs of people’s homes. More than 100 lives have been lost in these heavy floods, and villagers have lost many of their possessions. The Service Learning group’s aim is to collect the most required items (listed below) from grades Pre-K through 12th grade, and donate them.
The collection will start next week on Monday 16th and last all week until Friday 20th.
Relief food is being provided by the organizations so they have asked for other kinds of items much in need. Here are the list of items required by each grade level:
For elementary students, please donate any of these items: blankets, mosquito nets, toothbrush, toothpaste, bar soap, and English or Burmese books that are simple to read.
Grades 6 to 8: toothbrush/toothpaste
Grades 9 to 12: bar soap and English/Burmese books that are simple to read
Labeled baskets will be left in front of the gym between Monday to Friday where the donations will be collected.
Many thanks in advance to all those making donations.
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