RL Contributes to Boston’s “Help for Houston” Drive

In response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastating impact on the city of Houston and surrounding communities, Mayor Marty Walsh issued a call for help: Boston’s “Help for Houston” drive mobilized individuals, organizations and businesses to collect items, assisting those in the wake of the storm.

Niall Dalton IV planted the seed that Roxbury Latin could get involved. Headmaster Kerry Brennan and Community Service Director Elaine Driscoll called upon students, faculty, staff and parents to contribute what they could—toiletries, diapers, blankets, clothing, food items.  The collection filled the back of Rousmaniere Hall, and on Thursday afternoon, boys packed the school’s largest truck to transport the items to the Jim Roche Community Arena in West Roxbury—a City of Boston drop site.  These items contributed to the city’s successful drive, which—in total—required nine tractor trailer trucks to transport the goods to Houston.

Thanks to all those who contributed to the drive, and special thanks to members of the Buildings and Grounds crew, who helped deliver the donations on the school’s behalf.