Disaster Relief

disaster relief, it's what we do: 

Good Shepherd’s Disaster Relief and Recovery (DRR) program was born in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012. Since then, the Good Shepherd community has helped support both local and neighboring state disasters by mobilizing our resources quickly to work hand in hand with other volunteer organizations. The real story lies with our community who truly lives the school’s mission of serving with compassion. These important service experiences provide examples of core values so critical in the formation and education of our students.

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To donate, select Disaster Relief & Recovery under Designation:

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Current Focus:

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.

covid-19 relief efforts:

Good Shepherd’s Disaster Relief & Recovery (DDR) program has partnered with area services to provide much-needed supplies and equipment. Through our community’s generosity during this time of distancing, we have been able to provide the following:

  • Dallas Medical Center - protective eyewear
  • Elara Caring Hospice - medical gloves
  • St. Philip's School and Community Center - Easter breakfast
  • Parkland Hospital - children’s games and activities
  • Braswell Child Development Center & the W.I.S.E. Academy - cleaning supplies 
  • Vickery Meadow Food Pantry - toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and index cards
  • Emily’s Place - activity workbooks, coloring books, markers, paint brushes, and diapers

Many, many thanks to all who have contributed, to all who collected the donations, and to all who have assisted in delivering. We could not do it without your continued support!