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).
More than 300 people were injured by the 1.3 mile tornado that touched down in Moore, Oklahoma in May; nine children and 24 adults were killed.
Because we have become “the bucket people”, we have formed a drumline that plays on buckets to raise awareness of DRAW. They play all over the place, and these are videos from the Clarkston 4th of July Parade.
After Moore, OK was devastated by an EF-5 tornado in May of 2013, Bristol Middle School in Bristol, WI collected supplies for the survivors. This was a quick thank you to them.