Lake George students aid Sandy victims

— Students active in the clubs and organizations at Lake George High School are joining resources to offer relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The students, faculty, and staff are raising funds and collecting donations of vital goods for storm-ravaged Gerritsen Beach, a small, close-knit community in Brooklyn, similar in size to Lake George.

Local members of Students Against Destructive Decisions, Effective Schools Committee, National Honor Society and the Future Business Leaders of America are among those participating in the school-wide relief effort.

The National Honor Society will be donating all of its revenue from this year’s dues to the relief effort. FBLA is offering a similar donation.

Students are donating money during lunch periods. Parents can also donate money at the school greeter’s desk.

Faculty and staff at the high school are baking and cooking up food that will be sold as a fundraiser. A Jeans Day event, when faculty and staff donate money in order to wear jeans to work, is set for Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Also, the high school is collecting items for victims, which are being shipped directly to the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

Items needed include batteries, flashlights, cleaning supplies, matches, candles, non-perishable food, baby supplies, pet supplies, garbage bags, Sharpies, rubber gloves, surgical masks, extension cords, electric plug strips, plastic sheeting, staplers and staples, duct tape, tools, light bulbs, bungee cords, shovels, and brooms.

Lake George Elementary School has joined the effort as well. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to drop off their loose change in a coin drop in the main office. That money will go directly to the Red Cross.

Details are available through Maryann Gipson at the high school. She can be reached at 668-5452 or at: gipsonm@lkgeorge.org.

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