KCS reaching out to help hurricane victims

KCS reaching out to help hurricane victims
Posted on 09/07/2017
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Students and staff in Kannapolis City Schools are collecting items to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. At A.L. Brown High School, students and teachers are putting together Hygiene Kits filled with items that can help people still located in temporary housing. The items being collected include hand towels, wash cloths, soap, nail clippers, bandages, and toothbrushes. A complete list of items needed is below.


A.L. Brown Science teacher, Barry Lentz, is leading the effort. “We want to help those impacted by the terrible floods and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey,” Lentz says. “If Hurricane Irma ends up affecting the eastern U.S., we will direct some of our items to help those victims as well.”    


Other schools in the KCS district are also contributing to the relief effort by donating supplies to the hygiene kits. Items will be collected through Friday, September 22nd, and then students and staff will box up the kits to send to people impacted by Hurricane damage. Items donated can be taken to A.L. Brown High School.

Hygiene Kit Materials

        1 hand towel

  • 15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches
  • Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable

    1 washcloth

    1 comb

  • Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long
  • No pocket combs or picks please
  • Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth

    1 metal nail file or nail clippers

  • No emery boards, please

    1 bath-size soap

  • 3 oz. and larger sizes only
  • No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content
  • Do not remove from original packaging

    1 toothbrush

  • Adult size only
  • Do not remove from original packaging 

    6 adhesive bandages

  • ¾ inch to 1 inch-size
  • Common household Band-Aids

    1 plastic bag

  • One-gallon size sealable bag only
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