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Help Raise Needed Supplies and Money for Eastern Kentucky Tornado Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 13, 2012

Contact Person: Kevin Thompson – kthompson@rccs.us, 608-365-7378

ROCK COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL RAISES MONEY AND SUPPLIES FOR TORNADO VICTIMS

BELOIT, WI: The Rock County Christian School class of 2013 is joining with Impact Missions (www.impactmissions.com) in seeking to bring aid and supplies those hit hard by a group of destructive tornados that devastated parts of East Kentucky including West Liberty, Hazel Green and Wolf County.

“Baby clothes and baby supplies, that would be the greatest need.” According to Dave Fackler, the head of Impact Missions who for several years has lead various missions teams in serving the Hazel Green and West Liberty communities. So in accordance with this request, RCCS students will be collecting such items (including baby bottles, diapers, formula, toys and baby blankets) till Thursday, March 29. On April 2 the supplies will be delivered to the Bear Pen Community Church in Hazel Green, Kentucky. This church has served as a focal point for relief efforts in this area. Impact Missions is also looking to raise $2000 for repairs and updates to this building as it expects to house even more teams next month.

Those willing to provide these needed items are encouraged to drop off their donation at either one of Rock County Christian School’s two locations: the elementary campus located at 5122 Driftwood Drive in Janesville or the middle school/high school campus located at 916 Bushnell Street in Beloit. Those looking to give a monetary donation should address their check to Rock County Christian School and write Kentucky Tornado Relief in the memo line.

“I believe that helping the people of Kentucky is very important because we’ve been called to help those in need.” said Junior Class President Timothy Grindle. Echoing this sentiment, fellow classmate Elizabeth Irving remarked, “We [RCCS] went on a missions trip to this area [April, 2011] and when I heard what just happened to them I felt like we needed to do something for them.”

Rock County Christian School urges each of their students to be actively involved in their community. Community service projects are performed on a regular basis by each class. Such projects also include volunteering at local homeless shelters, packing food for third world countries, sending supplies to natural disaster victims and writing our service men and women serving abroad.

To learn more about Rock County Christian School, please call (608) 365-7378 or log on to http://www.rccs.us.

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