Almost 900 people are died in Haiti and hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless.
These are the catastrophic results of Hurricane Matthew, which recently tore through the Caribbean, Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Southeastern United States, leaving devastation in its path.
Saddened by the some of the negative events occurring in the world already, Chef Cumberledge, the culinary teacher at Woodland, and her advisory decided they wanted to do something to help the people left with nothing after Hurricane Matthew.
In an effort to do so, Cumberledge’s advisory decided to create a collection of necessary items. They are collecting things such as toiletries, clothing (new or gently used), household goods (sheets and towels), and even stuffed animals for children. There are collection boxes located in Cumberledge’s classroom, which is room 310.
The collection will be from October 14-29. Cumberledge’s advisory members are accepting any form of donations except money. Any items collected will be sent to the American Red Cross, which will transport the donations to Haiti and Cuba.
Jasmine Michie, a member of Cumberledge’s advisory, says she felt bad for the people affected by Hurricane Matthew and is happy that she and her peers have found a way to give back. The advisory is hoping for as many donations as possible.
Although Hurricane Matthew has negatively impacted the lives of many, acts of kindness such as this collection will help everyone affected to recover quickly.