Vista Murrieta High School Boys’ and Girls’ Water Polo teams are reaching out to the teens recently impacted by Hurricane Sandy and asking the community’s support in filling 10,000 duffel bags filled with new clothes, it was announced.
“Representing the Bronco culture in leadership and service, students have stepped forward to lead this relief effort,” said Vista Murrieta High School Principal Darren Daniel, in a released statement.
Anyone who would like to help is asked to fill an 18”-20” duffel bag for either a teen boy or girl with a new jacket, socks, leggings or tights, two piece sweats or thermals, two piece flannel pajamas in adult sizes along with a beanie and gloves.
The water polo team will accept donations Nov. 13-16 and 26 before and after school off Creighton Road, next to the stadium, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 17 at the school’s pool.
Cash donations will be accepted and used to make sure every duffel bag contains the same new clothing.
Community members may also drop off the duffel bags between Nov.13 and 16 at the District Support Center, located at 41870 McAlby Road in Murrieta.
Once the duffel bags are collected and prepared for shipping, the bags will travel to the seven high schools in areas impacted by the storm.
“Time of the essence, we are hoping the community will get involved and rally around these kids who are making a difference,” said Head Water Polo Coach Shane Anderson.
To learn more, call Michele Smith at 949-572-9209 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or like the Facebook Page Cause We Care for updates on this outreach.