Spartans answer the call from Houston

Spartans answer the call from Houston

Starting Tuesday, August 29th Spartans were inquiring how they could help Hurricane Harvey victims. The Spartans rallied together and were able to collect $1,214 to send to Jeff Brewster '98 who is stationed in Fort Hood and has already made runs to local shelters to buy and distribute the most needed items. * See update from Jeff Brewster below*

Not only did the Spartans collect monetary donations but the Boys basketball program fulfilled University of Houston head coach, Kelvin Sampson’s request for shirts for Hurricane Harvey victims. They also challenged other GCL Co-ed programs to donate as well!

Thank you very much to all the Spartans for donating – every little bit helps and we hope our challenge to other GCLC schools creates more charity from Cincinnati to Houston.

*Update from Jeff Brewster*

I just wanted to send a quick note to thank the Roger Bacon family for the generous donation to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The county I live in is about 3 hours from Houston and is serving as one of the many safe areas for evacuees. We currently have about 600 people living in temporary shelters. Some of these people arrived with just the clothes on their back - cold, wet, tired, and hungry. The money raised by the students and faculty of Roger Bacon helped meet the immediate needs of these families.

I was able to purchase diapers, wipes, formula, and basic medicine for the children. As well as hygiene, first aid, clothing, and shoes for the adults.

In addition to meeting the immediate needs of these families,I was able to purchase a toy for each child staying in the shelter. Hopefully these items brought some sense of joy to the children during this very difficult time.

While there are many opportunities and organizations to donate to I appreciate RB allowing me to help at the lowest level. It is hard to imagine what some of these people have gone through but it is truly amazing to see the generosity that comes out in times of tragedy.

Thank you to the entire RB family for making this possible.

-Jeff Brewster '98