Hurricane Help from Interact

Posted by Kim McNulty
I wanted to share with Hazleton Rotary a recent project that was completed by MMI's Interact Club, which is sponsored by Hazleton and Freeland Rotary. We are all aware of how devastating Hurricane Harvey was to many people in Texas. The MMI community, led by our Interact Club, collected goods in two separate drives over the last two weeks. MMI faculty member Mr. Robert Olive grew up and taught middle school in Humble, Texas, which was one of the areas that was drastically af...fected by the storm. MMI made contact with the Principal and teachers at our new “sister school”, Humble Middle School. The Interact Club then collected school supplies to be sent directly to this school which just recently opened again. On Wednesday, we shipped 12 boxes totaling 356 pounds of supplies to the school for their students and faculty! At the same time, the Interact Club collected other personal, cleaning and medical supplies in partnership with the Freeland Fire Department. One of our parents, Reese Eyerly, at The Merrick Group also ran a concurrent drive there to add to our collection. The Freeland Fire Department picked up two pick-up truck loads of goods on Tuesday! Rotarians do great things at all levels and I am proud of these students for their efforts!