Saturday, November 24, 2012

Moving Support to New York

Hurricane Relief From Sandy

Midwestern Quality Movers Aid Those in Need

Hawkeye Movers Joins the Davenport Community to

Give Relief to Hurricane Victims

Hawkeye Movers and Wilson Elementary are joining forces with many of our Davenport Community Schools to lend a helping hand to victims of the recent Super Storm Sandy! During this holiday season it is easy to think about and be thankful for all that you have. We also believe that it is important to think about what you can give to others who are less fortunate. This unfortunate natural disaster has impacted many in our country whether they personally have been affected, they know someone who has suffered, or they just see the pain in the eyes of the many victims and feel empathy for them.

The Davenport Community School District believes that learning goes far beyond the classroom, and beyond our immediate school community. Together we can make a difference!

Together with partners, Hawkeye Movers (an Atlas Van Lines agent) and the Davenport Downtown Partnership, we are hosting a donation drive that will take place at many of our schools. Donations will be taken to the hardest hit areas of Long Island, Rockaway and Stanton Island. Donations will be distributed by Occupy Sandy Relief ( who have been in the trenches with victims.
 They have been in homes, tearing down dry wall to prevent continued spread of mold, assisting families with necessities, and removing debris to help victims of Super Storm Sandy, and now are ready to help families rebuild. We have included a list of the most needed donations at this time. If you are able to donate, please select an item(s) from the list and bring it to a donation drop site listed below.
Your support is greatly appreciated! The smallest things can make the biggest difference when someone has lost everything. Last week, employees from Durham Bus Services took a bus out to New Jersey with donations. While there, Mr. Wheeler gave a 6 year-old a teddy bear donated by a student from Wilson Elementary. A short time later, the mother of the girl came over and thanked Mr. Wheeler, saying that it was the first time she had seen her daughter smile in 11 days! The smallest of gestures can change the world!

Drop off your donations before Novevember 27 at noon!

 Wilson Elementary School

Donations needed include: (focused on rebuilding efforts)

Blankets, flashlights, flashlight batteries, gallon Ziploc bags, cleaning materials (brooms, flat shovels, mops, face masks, goggles, work gloves, hard hats, hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar,) baby/toddler food and formula, duct and scotch tape, toiletries (deodorants, tampons, soap, etc) can openers, florescent pink spray paint.
They are also looking for plumbing and electrical supplies.

We no longer need any clothing donations
The semi-truck will be loaded on November 27, 2012 between 8 a.m. and noon.  So be sure to get your donations in by then.

Thank you for your support!!