PGCS Helps with Hurricane Sandy Relief

28.11.2012     PGCS   No comments

PGCS Helps with Hurricane Sandy Relief

The P.G. Chambers School community has joined the relief effort for friends, families, and all those devastated by Hurricane Sandy. We recognize the significant impact on New Jersey families who were so affected by the storm. PGCS students and families, staff, and Board of Trustees are participating in the relief effort in three different ways.

First, Dr. Unjeria C. Jackson M.D., President, PGCS Board of Trustees, sparked our relief effort through Volunteer Management Centers Inc., an organization that is currently coordinating many different activities to bring back the Jersey Shore. We have collected non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, personal care items, and household cleaning supplies. On Friday, November 16th, Dr. Jackson delivered the collection to the Family Promise of Morris County for distribution to areas of the most need.

Second, the middle school classrooms, will donate the proceeds from their weekly “Middle School Café.” The Café is an outgrowth of the functional curriculum in learning to cook, manage money, and work in a business. Each week, students cook special treats and sell them to the school community. The students expected to use their proceeds for a special outing or activity for their classrooms however, in light of this hardship, they have chosen to donate their proceeds. Any friend interested in matching their donation may contact the development department. The middle school also helped in sorting and packing the household items collected for the relief effort.

Third, as you know, every aspect of life was affected by this storm, including education.  We have joined a special effort to collect school supplies for Memorial School in Union Beach, NJ. The Memorial School building was completely flooded and has just resumed classes in a temporary facility. In addition to losing its building, the school lost the essential supplies needed in order to have a productive school day. We hope to help their students return some semblance of normalcy by donating books, pens, paper, and other school supplies that were lost in the storm.  PGCS volunteers will deliver the items directly to the Union Beach Board of Education.

In times of great need, we all must do what we can to assist our fellow man. This is what a community is, and PGCS is a strong community with true compassion for those affected by this terrible natural disaster.

While we seek to understand the hardships people are experiencing, our students have demonstrated true empathy in the relief efforts.

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