During the week of August 19th through the 23rd, students and parents at Country Place Leadership Academy arrived carrying single water bottles and even up to several cases of water each to help support National Junior Honor Society with their recent water drive.
“We decided to do it right away in the beginning of the year because it’s August, it’s still hot outside and many homeless people are suffering from dehydration. We also want to make sure SVDP has enough water to carry on over through the cool months as well,” said Roberta Garcia, NJHS sponsor and gifted teacher.
NJHS promoted the Water Drive through flyers, banners posted around the school and in their morning announcements.
In total, 4,451 water bottles were donated to The Society of St. Vincent De Paul.
Lucy Meraz, community drives assistant manager for St. Vincent De Paul, is ready to get the water distributed.
“We have a water truck that drives around our community and looks for people that need it,” Meraz said. “It’s a little hard to estimate how many people will be saved with this water but everyone will appreciate it so much.”