This week, the Good Shepherd Disaster Relief and Recovery Team leapt into action when one of our neighbors experienced a devastating house fire. The Leonard family lost their home and all its contents, including their vehicles, on Sunday afternoon. DRR stepped up to help right away with grocery gift cards, two iPads, and a cell phone (donated by one of our outstanding seventh grade boys) to get them reconnected quickly. They are still assessing the damage, and it will take some time to determine the next steps.
Our Good Shepherd community consistently comes together to support those who need it most, and the Leonard family is no exception. Already, the seventh grade is forming a group to collect clothing and other necessities, and a Christmas tree is on its way! Currently, the best way to support this family is through gift cards or monetary contributions, as they are living in a very small space with limited storage. If you are interested in helping the Leonard family, you can do so by delivering gift cards to the front desk in Nichols Hall, or by donating to Disaster Relief and Recovery. Gift cards to Target, WalMart, Amazon, and nearby restaurants (Magic Time Machine, BJ’s, Panera, Jimmy Johns, Starbucks, Freebirds, Buffalo Wild Wings, Kenny’s Wood Fire Grill) are greatly appreciated.