ROSELLE, NJ – Abraham Clark High School (ACHS) might seem small on the New Jersey map, but it is making a huge difference in the landscape by helping recent hurricane victims. 

Rashon Mickens, the high school principal at ACHS, working with the Sigma Beta Club, a community service fraternity, were eager to help hurricane victims in North Carolina, after Hurricane Florence slammed the state on September 14.

During one of the club’s weekly meetings, they gathered 500 remaining book bags, leftover from the most recent pep rally at ACHS, and prepared them for shipment to North Carolina. The book bags contained supplies like notebooks and rulers for students of displaced families to use.

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Mickens and the club have also been collecting hygiene products, canned goods and water for the victims as well.

“As days continue to go on, a lot of people forget about the hurricane victims,” Mickens said. “We are fortunate enough in Roselle to continue our everyday lives untouched. But for those down South, it’s a different world right now. Every little bit helps. If this is what Abraham Clark High School can do to make someone else’s day or put a smile on their face, then that’s what we will do.”

The supplies are to be shipped down to Spring Lake, N.C. on November 1.

The Sigma Beta Club mentors young men in Roselle, as part of a nationwide program since 1950. Participants learn the importance of servicing others and establish lifelong friendships, as well as the enhancement of meaningful educational and professional opportunities. is Roselle’s official electronic news source! To get your free daily Roselle or Roselle Park news, click on your town. 

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