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Interact raises support for hurricane victims

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A donation box sits in the stairwell of the new building. Interact club placed donation drop-off boxes throughout the school during the month of October.

A donation box sits in the stairwell of the new building. Interact club placed donation drop-off boxes throughout the school during the month of October.

A donation box sits in the stairwell of the new building. Interact club placed donation drop-off boxes throughout the school during the month of October.

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During the month of October, the Interact Club at Northwest has been collecting donations for a hygiene drive. The club saw a vacancy in terms of service and was inspired to fill it.

“Mrs. Hudson, our club leader, said that no one had picked up the problem of hurricane victims, and since we’re a service-based club we decided to make a drive,” senior Rebecca Kefer said.

The drive aimed to help hurricane victims whose lives were greatly affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma which followed close after.

“We are sending [supplies] down to whomever it gets to in the direction of Puerto Rico and that area,” math teacher Rhonda Hudson said.

Supplies that were collected included diapers, tissues and toothpaste along with other hygiene products.

Although the club did succeed in collecting some donated items, some members of the club had hoped for even more materials and see some improvements that could be made.

“If we did it again, I would have to say do it over a longer time period,” Kefer said.

Some changes that are foreseen for any similar future projects include expanding it to include more clubs within the school.

“[In the future] we are going to tend to make [it] more of a school-wide event and have things sitting at the doors outside as people enter,” Hudson said.

The supplies donated by the Northwest student body will be processed and given to a church group who will help send the materials down to the victims.

“We are hopeful we will be able to send the [items] down this week,” Hudson said.

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Interact raises support for hurricane victims