DOWNEY – On Saturday, Sept. 29, the KIWIN’S of Diamond Division (student leaders) led by Lieutenant Governor Diana Mae Baliscao, a junior at Downey High School, spent their Saturday morning at the Downey High School library helping those in need.
The students packaged over 300 personal care kit packages which were given to Convoy of Care and Caring for Others, non profit organizations based in Atlanta who have been delivering supplies to the victims of Hurricane Florence.
Their goal is to deliver much needed supplies to the flood-ravaged communities in the Carolinas and assist storm victims who are now staying in emergency shelters due to the flooding that took place after Hurricane Florence.
“These are hygiene care kits,” explained Wendy Galvan, president of the Downey High School KIWIN’S. “They have toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, hand towels, wipes, shampoo, combs, and bandaids, and much more.”
Students also wrote encouraging messages on cards to be sent to those affected by the storms and included them in the personal care kit packages.
“I feel very proud of all these amazing student leaders who showed up to help those in need and I am proud of the city of Downey residents who donated supplies, it shows that our city cares and that our future is bright, said Diana Mae Baliscao, Diamond Division Lieutenant Governor.
As of today, a total of 12 tractor-trailers stationed at WSB-TV and at the Caring for Others’ warehouse have been delivered with bottled water, diapers, household cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene kits to help Hurricane Florence survivors in the Carolinas.