Supporting the Henryville tragedy

Let’s play a little game. Think of all of the things that are important to you in your life: your house, your school, your job, your friends and even your family. Essentially, these are the things that make up a person’s life, and without them, what do you really have left?

This is a question that residents of Henryville, Indiana are asking themselves constantly.

On March 2, residents of this town were struck by disaster when a tornado came their way. The victims of the tornado have lost everything; clothes, food, hygiene products, their homes and worst of all, their loved ones. While the most important things are irreplaceable, there is always something that all of us can do to help. Whether it be purchasing items to send to these people, or travelling to Henryville to help clean up the mess, every little bit counts.

Spanish teacher, Mrs. Wyatt, has already collected donations for Henryville, but it is never too late to do your part. There are several ways that people can help. According to the people of the WLKY news channel, rather than buying specific supplies to send to Henryville, it is often more effective to just send cash. This way, the people in need can purchase whatever it is that they need the most, rather than having a surplus of whatever it is that is sent to them the most. Legitimate relief agencies, such as the American Red Cross, are always taking donations.

There are several organizations that are helping out in Henryville, and are always looking for a few extra helping hands. The Metro United Way Volunteer Service Center is located at 723 Spring Street in Jeffersonville.

In times of tragedy, it is important that everyone does their part. What if it was Paoli that had experienced such a tragedy? It easily could have been. What would that mean for you and your family?

If you do not do anything and everything you can do to help our fellow Hoosiers, then how can you expect them to do the same for you? It is part of everyone’s duty to society and humanity as a whole to look after each other, and there is no better time than the present.

Info by Alyson Graham