Dominican Community Flood-Relief Efforts
Food drives and cleaning flooded homes are among flood-relief responses by the St. Mary’s Dominican High School community. Students, faculty, and staff supported a collection drive that totaled $1,480 for distribution to relief programs. A donation of 361 pounds of food and cleaning supplies, plus $200, was given to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Alumnae Megan Guidry (’16), Maddie Munch (’13), Emily Munch (’16), and Abbey Hotard (’13), volunteered with Together Baton Rouge and helped clean two flooded houses.
The Debs reached out to the Zachary Belle’s, the dance team at Zachary High School, with donations of clothes, gift cards, money, mops, contractor bags, cleaning supplies, and heavy duty plastic chests of drawers for storage.
The Dad’s Club transported Dominican’s donation of tables, chairs, file cabinets and storage units to Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School that had flooded.
Veritas Volunteers club members made “teddy bear” towels to be donated to some of the younger flood victims. The teddy bear towels found new homes with Pre-K students at St. Alphonsus School in Greenwell Springs. Cindy Ryals, Principal of St. Alphonsus School, said, ” The [students] were hugging them as they left this afternoon. Thank you for brightening their day!”
Flood relief efforts are on-going.