Hurricane Harvey Relief Project – Deadline Extended to 10/27

Posted on October 9, 2017

What is “Operation Friends Again“?

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Montgomery Township and Rocky Hill Borough residents are teaming up with the Montgomery Township School District to help the hurricane victims in Houston, Texas.  A revitalized Operation Friends, which aided victims of Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Miss., in 2005, aims to collect clothing, toiletries and other items for the latest hurricane victims in Houston – between now and Sunday, October 7th   Extended to October 27th

MTSD and community volunteers from “Operation Friends” will together be “adopting” two schools from the Houston Independent School District.   Many of the 2000 staff and students from Dogan Elementary and Sugar Grove Middle School have lost their homes, possessions and some even their lives as Hurricane Harvey decimated their neighborhoods and schools.

What can WE do?

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We are encouraging our Montgomery families to pack a gift box for a child the age of their own or between 4 – 14 years of age.  We encourage working with neighbors or friends to pack the gift boxes with new clothes, underwear, socks, school supplies, toiletries, and toys. A nice touch is to also add a personal note to your new friend who will be on the receiving end of the gift.

  1. Pickup FREE boxes at any of our five schools (OHES, VES, LMS, UMS, MHS), the Board of Education administration office or True Value Hardware in the Shop Rite shopping center on Route 206.
  2. Pack the boxes with donations of new clothing (3-5 outfits with tags attached), underwear, socks, school supplies, toiletries and toys.
  3. Label the side of the box with the gender, size, and grade the gift box is intended for.
  4. Deliver the unsealed box to any of the school buildings or directly to the barn at Daube Farm (361 Sunset Rd., Skillman, NJ) prior to October 7th

* Similar boxes can also be prepared for adults including new clothing, toiletries, small tools, towels, kitchen utensils or small appliances.  Gender & size of any clothing should be written on the box.

From there the volunteers of Operation Friends will take over to organize and deliver the gift boxes to our adopted students & friends in Houston.

Hurricane Relief Project Resources

We have a lot of people counting on us so whether working with family or friends, it is all appreciated!!!

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Source: Montgomery Twp. School District