Aquin High School Receives Collections For Texas Survivors

Freeport, IL, September 1, 2017– The Interact Club at the famed Freeport Aquin High School is again stepping up to help those in need. The Club will be receiving collections of cash to be sent to the survivors crippled by the recent storms in Eastern Texas.

“What an ideal community partner Aquin has been to this community now we can share them with Texas”, says Captain Jim Brickson of the Salvation Army in Freeport.

The club will be present at tonight’s (Friday’s) varsity football in Freeport game, Aquin (1-0) against Warren (0-1) standing next to the iconic Red Kettles thru Half Time. The Kettles will be manned starting at 6:30 PM until the conclusion of halftime, kickoff at 7:00 PM. All collections will be made as a direct donation to those affected in Texas thru the Freeport Salvation Army.

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, The Salvation Army is supporting one of the largest disaster relief operations in its history. To date, The Salvation Army has deployed 71 mobile feeding units to Texas.  Twenty-nine additional units are on standby to support the state of Louisiana if Harvey’s rains cause severe flooding there and additional feeding units are on standby across the country to help if needed. 

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Captain Jim Brickson at 815-235-7639 or email at

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