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Maumee Interact Club Forms Bucket Brigade To Help Flood Victims

Students from the Maumee High School Interact Club organized a bucket brigade to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Pictured are (from left) Sean Wilson, Julia Baker, Hannah Callahan and Loressa Gonyer. MIRROR PHOTO BY NANCY GAGNET

Once the images of Hurricane Harvey’s devastating effects on those living in the Houston area began to appear on social media and other outlets, the students at Maumee High School wasted no time organizing relief efforts to help those in need. “One of the students contacted me on Sunday and said, ‘Let’s do this’ and I got the e-mail blast out that day,” said MHS principal Matt Dick. Students from the Interact Club, the student arm of Rotary Club of Maumee, organized a Bucket Brigade, collecting items such as dish soap, window cleaner, scrub brushes, plastic trash bags, insect repellent, toothbrushes and more. The items were placed in 5-gallon buckets to ship to those in need. The collection effort took place districtwide, and because of the strong response, donations will continue through this week. “It’s just nice to see the people actually contributing to this,” said MHS senior Julia Baker. Impact With Hope, formerly ISOH/IMPACT, a community-based organization providing disaster relief globally, will send the buckets to the affected areas.

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