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FPDS Provides Assistance for Houston Flood Victims

First Presbyterian Day School raised more than $6,500 for Hurricane Harvey flood victims in Houston. The money donated was used to purchase items for more than 100 flood buckets that fifth grade students packed at school.

Original Release September 1, 2017:

First Presbyterian Day School desires to help Hurricane Harvey flood victims in Houston and will work through the disaster relief ministry of the Presbyterian Church of America’s Mission to North America (MNA), who is in coordination with relief efforts with other national organizations.

FPDS will collect items and/or funds here at school through Friday, September 8, to be sent directly to Houston to be distributed through MNA disaster relief volunteers.

The priority list of what is needed immediately and how to give includes:

Cash donations
Make a check payable to FPDS designated to flood relief. FPDS will use the money donated to purchase items for flood buckets (see number 2), and students will pack the buckets at school.

Flood buckets (value: $65)
Provide a complete flood bucket (click here for a list of items and instructions).

Hygiene packages (value: $13)
Provide a complete hygiene package (click here for a list of items and instructions).

"I encourage you to give generously and allow your child/children to participate," said Gary Herring, head of school. "I Corinthians 9:7 encourages us, 'So let us give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.'  Thank you in advance for your prayers and generosity for our friends in Houston."