Students gather help for hurricane victims

ENCINITAS — Rancho Encinitas Academy has partnered with YachtAid Global to lead the Cabo Relief Effort, an initiative focused on supporting schools in Mexico affected by Hurricane Odile. The academy will be North County’s exclusive donation drop-off site and will be accepting school supplies and canned goods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at 910 Encinitas Blvd.

Hurricane Odile, which hit Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Sept. 14, was one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the area. The storm left widespread damage and devastation in southern Baja California, including the communities of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose Del Cabo and La Paz. Schools damaged in these areas are currently in need of supplies in order to help students continue their education.

Due to customs restrictions, items collected are restricted to the following:

— Non-perishable food items packaged in cans or sealed in plastic. No boxes, please.

— School supplies including pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, rulers, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, backpacks, notebooks, reusable water bottles, lunch boxes, erasers, toothbrushes and educational games (puzzles, coloring books, memory cards, etc.).

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