New Philadelphia, Ohio (WJER) - Personal And Family Counseling Services are calling a recent student-led charitable campaign a success.
Youth Prevention Services Manager Hannah Yoder says Tuscarawas Central Catholic sophomore Brock West was touched by the 2018 east coast hurricane disasters and wanted to do something to help those affected. She says they got TCC elementary, middle school and high school students to all join in on an effort to compile crisis care kits that can be sent to disaster victims all over the world.
“They include self-care items like soap, tissues. Also, they have a little stuffed animal in them, some toothpaste, things that would help people in a disaster situation,” she says.
Yoder says they collected 132 kits that will now be sent to Nazarene Ministries International, who ships kits to disaster areas.
“He had the idea of having a contest in the school. So freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, they all brought in items. They came in to see who would have the most crisis-care kits,” she says. “Brocks class, the sophomore class actually won.”
The ministries’ East Ohio District has pledged $5 for every box of disaster care kits shipped by the school district to help with shipping costs.