The spirit of community service runs deep in the Churchill Road Elementary community. In the week following Hurricane Sandy, a group of Churchill Road sixth graders organized a coat, blanket, and toiletry drive to help the victims in New York and New Jersey. In the words of 6th grade students Mitchell Farah and Jack Hoeymans, “We wanted to help the people who were hit hard by the storm. Our parents suggested a relief drive and we thought it was a good idea.” After discussing the drive with Churchill Road principal Don Hutzel and assistant principal Sharon Jones, the boys used their student holidays on Nov. 5 and 6 to create posters describing the drive and place collection bins throughout the school. The outpouring from the community has been great and the boys expect they will be able to fill a truck, which some of their family members will drive to the stricken area.