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St. Andrews - Tue, Aug. 29, 2017 by Troy Baranik

By: Timothy A. Verhey, Ph.D.

Dean of Students & Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy

St. Andrews

LAURINBURG, NC- Though we are all busy with the beginning of the school year, we cannot ignore what is happening elsewhere in our nation. I am thinking particularly of the devastation being caused by Hurricane Harvey in and around Houston, Texas. People are being displaced from their homes and losing all of their earthly possessions. It is at times like this that the rest of us count our blessings and reach out to help in whatever small way we can.

Bo Frizzel, of Frizzel Trucking, a local business person and friend of St Andrews University, is sending two semi-trucks down to Houston. He is inviting us, and the rest of the Laurinburg community, to help him fill those trucks with relief supplies.

The trailers will be located in the vacant lot opposite Wendy's, across Main Street. (1667 S. Main Street)They will stay there until they are full—hopefully only a day or two.

They are looking for items that will be useful to people during and after the storm. In particular, things like the following would be helpful:

-Non-perishable Food Items (not requiring can openers preferred)

-Bottled Water

-Diapers and wipes

-Personal Hygiene items: soap, shampoo, toilet paper, razors, tampons

-Cleaning Supplies: gloves, bleach, trash bags, buckets, mops, and so forth

Please bring items to help fill the trailers as soon as possible. The trailers will be there until they are full. Then they will head down to Houston.

PEOPLE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING TO HELP RECEIVE AND ORGANIZE DONATIONS ARE WELCOME TO SIMPLY DROP BY THE TRAILER.

Let's help the people of Houston during this difficult time. And help spread the word about this effort to your friends, neighbors, churches, and community groups.

Timothy A. Verhey, Ph.D.

Dean of Students & Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy

St. Andrews University

 
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