Liberty County High School First Aid and Safety teacher Sandra
Eichholz’s class does a community service project every semester. In previous
years, service projects that really stood out included a 2010 project to raise
money for Haiti, which was $5,000 dollars for the earthquake that devastated
Haiti. Another project was a Manna House food drive in 2016. Hinesville Realtor
Jimmy Shanken provided a truck to transport the goods.
This semester, the class chose a personal hygiene drive to help people in the Florida panhandle that lost everything. The class came up with the idea of having a competition between all third block classes. The class that donated the most items would win a pizza party for their efforts. The winner of the contest was Greg Schmidt’s class. Shampoo, deodorant, and diapers were some of the items given to name a few. Dr. Jonathan P. Johnson from Oglethorpe Family Dental donated toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss.
The following students were instrumental in making the endeavor a big success: Carmelita Young, J’Shari Quarterman, Austin Cox, Jo’Niyah Brannen, Adrianna Sanders, Sasha Barbour, ,Lauren Goll and Victorian Hardin-Cook.
The project was considered successful, but the challenge was to transport the collected items to Florida. Fortunately, help with the project came from an area church.
“A friend of mine knew a co-worker that was also doing a food drive for the same area,” Eichholz said. “Members at Behula Missionary Baptist Church in Pembroke came and picked up all the boxes and delivered the items for us.”