Members of the IMPACT ECHS Anchor Club, from left, Lavender Deleon, Charles Johnson, Kevon Haggerty, Thaily Zamarripa and Tiarra Steward prepare to take donations for Hurricane Dorian Bahamas relief efforts. The community is encouraged to bring donations between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. through Sept. 19 to the IMPACT front office.

IMPACT ECHS Anchor Club, sponsored by the Pilot Club of Baytown, is leading a donation drive to help those living in the Bahamas get the supplies and necessities they need in the aftermath of destructive Hurricane Dorian. Donations will be accepted at the IMPACT Early College High School campus, 1415 Market St., Baytown, in the main office area from 9/10/19- 09/19/19 and may be dropped off between the hours of 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Only NEW items and items listed below will be accepted. Anchors will take supplies to Helping Hands to the Community, which is partnering with Carnival Cruise Line.

Donations needed are cleaning supplies, bleach, liquid cleaners disinfectant wipes, scrub brushes, paper towels, person hygiene items, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, liquid body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bath towels, toilet paper, nonperishable food, bottled water, pet food, buckets, trash bags, backpacks, mops, rubber gloves, masks – cleaning, brooms, squeegees, pillows, bedding, tarps, car seats, baby formula and diapers. 

Anchor Club International is an international youth service organization, with hundreds of clubs in schools around the world. Anchor Club International focuses on teaching the members to “Do more. Care more. Be more.” 

IMPACT ECHS Anchor Club is caring for the Bahamas, especially since some of the Anchor members were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“I was passionate about organizing a donation drive because I have seen firsthand the devastation Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina caused,” said Elizabeth Al-Omairi, Anchor sponsor and teacher at IMPACT. “My family is from St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana and their homes were lost due to Hurricane Katrina. Immediately after the hurricane, I traveled to St. Bernard Parish. Seeing the images of the Bahamas was heart breaking, and I wanted to support the Bahamas any way I could. Most of the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts were located in Florida, and I wanted to set up a location where Baytown could show their support.”



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