Liberty High wins American Red Cross ‘Stinky’ competition

LIBERTY — The American Red Cross recently named Liberty High School as the winner in the organization’s 2010 Stinky Week Campaign.
Pickens County schools and several local churches and businesses teamed up to collect comfort kit items for fire clients at the American Red Cross as part of the competition. 
“We have provided aid for 16 families since October” said Laurel Maco, Preparedness and Response Specialist at the Red Cross in Pickens County. “Our comfort kits supplies were depleted and we were completely out of deodorant.” 
An adult comfort kit is made up of a gallon zip-lock bag filled with soap, a washcloth, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, a razor, a toothbrush, toothpaste and a comb.
“When someone has lost everything, to be able to hand them a bag that will provide for their immediate basic needs is a great comfort,” Maco said. “We’re so thankful to everyone who participated in this event.”
Nearly 900 items were collected during the competition — mostly deodorant.
Liberty High School collected the most with 211 items and was presented with a Family First Aid kit and a BioHazard Clean Up kit.
For more information about the needs of the American Red Cross or for information about volunteering or attending a class, please contact Maco at or 878-0131.