Linden High School partnered with DRAW during the 2013-2014 school year, collecting supplies that DRAW would end up sending to survivors of tornado outbreak in Arkansas in April 2014. Because of the relationship that we formed, Linden HS asked our director, Greg, to be the commencement speaker at their 2014 graduation ceremony. This is the video of what he had to say.
Three Oakland County volunteers climbed into a car Monday and drove through the night to help victims of Sunday’s Arkansas tornado.
At least 14 people are dead after powerful storms rip through the nation. At least 12 people were killed in Arkansas, and one person in Iowa and one person in Oaklama were killed.
Deadly tornadoes ripped through multiple states in the southern central part of the country—destroying miles and miles of homes and buildings and affecting thousands of people.
The MASC/MAHS state conference was held on March 22-24, 2014, in Traverse City, MI. More than 100 high schools across the state of Michigan adopted DRAW as their official charity of the year.
Instead of the conventional candy sale or canned food drive as a fundraiser, Dakota student leadership invited classrooms at the school to tune in to a telethon featuring improv comedy on March 20.
Greg Martin was serving as a church youth director when he got a calling of a slightly different kind. In May of 2012, the day after one of many tornadoes pummeled Alabama that year, Martin says “I had this overwhelming sense that I should go do something.”
Clarkston Retailers Group representatives Peg Roth, at right, and Christina Calka, left, present a check to Greg Martin, creator of non-profit organization Disaster Relief in Action (DRAW).