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Lyon Invites Help for Houston, Offers Free Entry to Next Football Game

Lyon College Campus Ministries and Lyon Athletics have paired up to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, which has left death, massive damage, and flooding in its path. Together, they are collecting items for Cleanup Bucket Kits at the kiosk in Edwards Commons from September 4 through September 13.

In addition, those who donate three items from the following list at Lyon’s next home football game on September 9 will be admitted to Pioneer Stadium at no cost!

A standard Cleanup Bucket Kit includes the following:

1 — 5-gallon bucket with re-sealable lid
5 — scouring pads
7 — sponges, assorted sizes
1 — scrub brush
1 — pkg. cleaning towels (18 reusable, like Easy Wipes®)
1 — box dry laundry detergent, 50-78 oz.
1 — liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol®), 12 oz.
1 — bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn®), 24-28 oz.
1 — 1 pkg. clothespins, 48-50 Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.
5 — dust masks
2 pair — latex gloves (like Playtex®)
1 pair — work gloves
1 — 24 to 28 count roll heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon, remove from carton)
1 — bottle insect repellant (pump, drops or lotion; not aerosol and not glass), 6-9 oz.

Campus Ministries and Lyon Athletics will collect and deliver Cleanup Bucket Kits to response teams stationed throughout the Houston area through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). PDA has only two national sites that collect these kits, and one of them is in Little Rock. Lyon hopes to collect enough supplies to assemble at least 150 kits.

“I am grateful for the outpouring of requests from our community asking [how] we can give and help,” says Campus Minister Maggie Alsup. “This servant-minded heart of the campus is truly a remarkable gift of the Lyon community.”

Lyon hopes area citizens will join its efforts to help those in Houston. Those who wish to donate money for supplies should visit the kiosk or the Student Life Office in Edwards Commons.

Posted by Emily Riley at 3:02 PM