Iraqi collection drive begins

  • Tue May 27th, 2008 7:12pm
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For her senior project Rebecca Mason of Shaw Island is collecting supplies to send to Iraqis caught up in the war. The project, entitled “Build Iraqi Hope,” is an operation, started by a U.S. soldier which Mason has continued, to send clothing, school supplies, baby formula and toys to Iraqi citizens in areas that have been blocked off by insurgents.

The collection site, arranged by the Young Builders Club, is inside the school entrance at Orcas Elementary School. People can also drop off items at the donation box at the high school.

No writing may appear on the donated clothing. Mason is also raising funds to mail the items to Iraq, where they will be distributed through the U.S. Army.

“I don’t think we can have too many donations,” said Rebecca. “Hopefully, we’ll raise enough money to pay to ship the donations to Iraq.”

Rebecca plans to pick up the donations and package them for shipping by the end of May.

For further information, contact Rebecca at 468-4577.