There is no doubt that we have a wonderful community of students and families. From being a part of this educational community for over 16 years, I have seen this community respond to major local, state and world events. The response to Hurricane Harvey has been no different. The lone exception may be the amount of families affected directly in this crisis. In my family alone, I have relatives in Katy, Dickinson, Houston, and Bay City.
We would like to mention our student-driven campus response to the needs of others:
We also know that giving directly to certain agencies is also very beneficial for our fellow Texans. Whether it’s money or goods, always donate through a trusted organization, such as the Austin Disaster Relief Network or the American Red Cross. At the national level, many voluntary, faith and community based organizations are active in disasters and are trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors. The Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Texas VOAD) also has a list of vetted disaster relief organizations accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey survivors. Texas VOAD represents more than three dozen faith-based, community, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations.
We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We hope you stay safe whether you are traveling for a trip to help loved ones, or just taking a trip in town.
Take care Chaparrals.
Steve Ramsey: WHS Principal Blog
Principal's Weekly Reflections