The John Marshall High School chapter of the National Honor Society held a unique event today to benefit the southern West Virginia flood victims.
With the help of a few teachers, the students created “Undie Sunday” as a way to collect donations of underwear and diapers for residents of Elkview.
In addition, they also collected supplies for a school in the town.
Susan Jones, a teacher at John Marshall, actually has a direct connection with the area. She and her family were some of 500 people stranded at a strip mall when the road washed away, leaving them stranded.
Jones says when she returned home, she felt a need to help those affected.
“One of things that one of the ladies that worked with the WeeGee Creek folks back in 1990 said they need is underwear and diapers. With that, we came up with the idea of Undie Sunday,” said Jones.
Some of Jones’ family live in that area, including her brother, whose church was damaged by the flooding.
Jones will drive all of the donations down to Elkview Monday and will help distribute them to local residents and the local school.