As a result of the recent tornadoes that occurred in Alabama, the staff and students of SDM worked in conjunction with Cintas to provide much needed relief to residents of Tuscaloosa in the form of nonperishable items. After learning Cintas had established their own response teams equipped with a list of needed items, SDM eagerly adopted the same list and called on staff and students to participate. Cintas agreed to collect the donated items and deliver them to Alabama. Cintas' efforts were so efficient, the items gathered at SDM are now being sent to another Cintas plant location for distribution to citizens in Joplin, Missouri, the most recent area hit by a massive tornado. Thank you to all of the students and parents who helped make this service to others a success. Our students at SDM are receiving invaluable lessons in the willingness to help those in need as well as excellent academic instruction.