“I’m so proud of what they are accomplishing, and I hope they are able to see the fruit of their hard work by helping families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”
Roanoke’s Senior class orchestrated a donation drive beginning on September 1st for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s “House in a Box” Program – which assists Houston families in re-furnishing their homes after they have lost their belongings to the flooding. Every $2,100 raised provides a family of four with new beds, furniture, kitchen supplies and other household items.
The Roanoke Catholic seniors set a goal to raise $6,300 – which was quickly surpassed in 6 days resulting in an out-of-uniform pass for all students on September 15th. In addition, the seniors proudly issued demerits to their 51 teachers and staff, who had to parade around in school uniforms.
They ended up raising $9,147. In a news release announcing the project, Vanden Eykel said, “The Class of 2018 has put their knowledge of Catholic social teaching to action by undertaking this project. I’m so proud of what they are accomplishing, and I hope they are able to see the fruit of their hard work by helping families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul wants to send a HUUUGEEE thank you to Roanoke for allowing 4 families to receive a fresh start through our House in a Box Program®. Seeing our youth pull together to ensure that the families affected by Hurricane Harvey will be able to call their houses, homes has made our hearts sing! They are a prime example of neighbors helping neighbors – even from afar. Their generous donation will help these families regain a sense of normalcy after this catastrophic storm stripped them of so much.
Thank you for showing such kindness and generosity to our friends in Christ. In this great time of need in the Houston community we are so blessed to have neighbors like Roanoke Catholic School go above and beyond to help us help others!