Gathering items to support blast victims

posted Sep 10, 2010, 10:37 AM by
At the suggestion of some of our students, we are inviting St. John's families and friends to gather items to be delivered to the shelter established to house and care for the many families that have lost their homes and possessions as a result of yesterday's gas main explosion and large residential fire in San Bruno.

Many families in the area, including those with young children, found themselves having suddenly to evacuate their homes - often with solely the clothes they were wearing and no time to retain any possessions.

Shelter services are seeking donations of blankets, diapers, children's toys, toiletries, and other items that can be of use to bring support and - for the children - some cheer in this very difficult time.

If you have anything that you might be able to donate to this worthy cause, please could you bring it to school with your child on Monday.