Dear North Salem Parents, Community, Administration, Faculty, and Students,


The island of Puerto Rico has recently suffered from a terrible natural disaster. Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20th, resulting in the loss of electricity and clean water throughout the whole island. In the upcoming weeks, the student council will be working alongside the state of New York to relieve the victims of Hurricane Maria in order to help rebuild the island of Puerto Rico.  In conjunction with the MS Student Forum, we are hoping to be able to collect donations, in forms of the items listed below, and sent to the affected areas. The North Salem High School Student Council and the Middle School Student Forum have also adopted a middle/high school in Port Arthur, Texas. We will be supporting this school by collecting all of the school supplies that they have requested. The following list identifies the materials they need:



Puerto Rico: ` Port Arthur School:


All types of batteries Pens/Pencils/Colored Pencils/Markers

Flashlights Index Cards/Post-Its/Loose-leaf Paper, Binders, Note books

Feminine Hygiene Products Upper Middle/High School Aged Books



This item collection will start Wednesday, October 11th, and will continue until October 20th, when our annual Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at North Salem High school . All items donated by that time will be taken to a New York drop-off site, where it will be transported to Puerto Rico. All school supplies collected for Port Arthur will be sent to them at the same time. We greatly appreciate your continuous cooperation and support, and hope you will contribute to this cause.


Sincerely,

North Salem High School Student Council

And Middle School Student Forum