As everyone is aware of the state of Kentucky was devastated by an outbreak of tornados this past March. Members of St. Hubert’s, along with Archdeacon Bryant Kibler in conjunction with bishop Knudsen and Reading Camp are spearheading one part of our diocesan assistance. We have chosen Salyersville Grade School. This school, home to 550 kindergartens through sixth grade students is located in Magoffin County, the fifth poorest county in the United States). The storms library totally destroyed their library as well as damaging most of their classrooms. These children mostly all from low economic homes are in desperate need of school supplies for this upcoming school year, as well as donations needed to restock their library.
What we are asking for is for every church in the diocese to have a school supply drive for these children. At the moment we are focusing on grades K through 3rd. If all members through the month of June bring in to a donation box supplies for these kids and then at the end of the month have the donations brought either to the Mission House located on Martin Luther King Blvd, or to the Cathedral Domain either when you drop your children off for camp or pick them up. The donations will then be transported Salyersville.
We are asking for this to be done by the first of July if possible, so that the teachers will have an idea of an inventory of supplies.
The Diocese is also working on purchasing books for the library through donations. All Monetary donations maybe sent to the sent to the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and designated, “Tornado relief book fund”. To donate books appropriated for elementary and middle schools libraries see the following link (www.montclair.k12.nj.us/webpagefiles/455/ar-title.pdf) or more information contact [email protected] Donated books can also be brought to the Mission House.
We are in need of your participation, if you have questions contact me [email protected] The following is a supply list from the school.
St. Hubert’s Episcopal Church
Clark Co, Kentucky
Folders ( manila and report folders)
Dry Erase Markers
Wall Hangers for posters
Small Storage containers
Art drawing paper
White copying paper
Hand held pencil sharpeners
Math flash cards
Clear Storage tubs