Hurricane Ida, a deadly and destructive category four hurricane left many families with destroyed belongings, flooding, and damage. The Perkiomen Valley was hit hard by this storm.
In a time of need, Riya Sringari, the Class of 2023 Treasurer organized a Flood Drive to support the community.
“The purpose of the flood drive is to help families impacted by Hurricane Ida recover some important items, like toiletries, blankets, toys for kids, and food,” said Riya.
During the drive, which started on September 8th, they collected canned foods, non-perishable food items, blankets, toys for kids, toiletries, and clothes. The clothing collections were donated to GreenDrop in Audubon. At GreenDrop, donated items are converted into critical dollars for organizations such as the Red Cross. Riya is donating all of the food items collected to Daily Bread Food Pantry.
As far as the toiletries, blankets, and bedding go, they are all being donated to Sringari’s mutual aid organization called MLC Montco. She plans to hold a drive in Schwenksville this month to get these donations directly to people.
In addition to the donations, Sringari also hand-delivered groceries to several Perkiomen Valley families’ houses.
“We genuinely do care about the people in PV and want to make sure every family is housed, fed, and safe.”
This event ran through Friday, October 1st, and helped provide assistance to families all over the district.
“Our care for the community extends through mutual aid,” Sringari said.
Businesses and families continue working to get back on their feet with support and assistance from the community.