Provide For The Pride, a fundraiser for those in Lacey that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, will be held at the high school on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 8 p.m.
The event will serve the purpose of raising donations for the Lacey Food Bank and the Lacey United Methodist Church, which have been serving the community since the storm and will be on site for collections.
“It’s not a telethon in the traditional sense,” said Steven Krawiec, Co-Station Manager of WLTS TV-21, which coordinated the event with the Student Government Association and the National Honor Society.
The event will be televised and people are encouraged to stop by with donations. Those who donate monetary funds or supplies will be featured on camera in an interview, Tom Lytle said.
Lytle assisted the Boy Scouts in working on an Ocean Gate home that was severely damaged by the storm, he said. The group took the floor and drywall out and removed the waterlogged furniture.
“We got to do something,” he thought.
He and the students organized this fundraiser.
Other businesses can also set up tables at the event. Although, only the food bank and the church are to accept donations, businesses can offer instructions on how residents can get involved.
“Our main objective is to get people through the door,” Lytle said.
Entertainment will be provided. The high school cheerleaders and dance team will be there and there will be a wii system set up on a big screen for kids to play. There may also be a food eating contest.
“The more people can humiliate themselves the better,” he said.
For the event, residents can send their photos and videos of storm damage to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a 20 mb limit but residents can contact the district by email to have photos sent another way.
For more information, contact email@example.com or call 609-971-5881.
Urgent needs for the church and food bank:
Lacey United Methodist Church
The church is no longer collecting supplies, clothing or food due to an overabundance of donations. If you would like to donate supplies, clothing or food, call 609-693-5222. The Church is developing a list of items to be donated on an as needed basis. The Lacey United Methodist Church is collecting monetary donations and gift cards.
Lacey Food Bank
FOOD: Non-refrigerated Milk ...think small size boxes of Parmalat or Evaporated Milk and similar products until all refrigeration is restored as this product is shelf stable until opened, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Hearty Soups and Stews and Chili's, Ready Made Spaghetti Sauces, Pasta/Macaroni and Mac n Cheese. Heater meals are especially welcomed. These are available at camping/sporting type stores.
CLEANING SUPPLIES: Large trash bags, cleaning aids like bleach, pinesol, lysol etc, 5 gal cleaning buckets, masks, heavy work type gloves, latex gloves, paper towels, twine and duct tape. Brooms, shovels, rakes, utility knives are also welcomed.
FIRST AID & PERSONAL ITEMS: First Aid Kits, bandaids, peroxide, alcohol, gauze, sterile tape, sterile gauze pads and other first aid supplies like bacitracin and other antibiotic creams. Hand sanitizer and personal hygiene kits (containing enough basics to get someone through the first week or so of back home...small toothpaste, toothbrush, disposable razor, shampoo, soap, deodorant, baby wipes, handsanitizer, comb, cotton balls/qtips etc)
OVER THE COUNTYER MEDICATIONS: All new unopened packages please...Aspirin, Tylenol, Child Strength Tylenol/Motrin, Vitamin C tabs, Cough lozenges, Eye drops, Gummy Vitamins, diabetic testing supplies, Tums, thermometers etc
HOUSEHOLD: Heavy-duty disposable dishes/bowls, cutlery, MANUAL can openers, napkins, hot & cold cups, ziplock gallon size baggie.