Reservoir High School teacher Dave Boteler started off his school year with an important undertaking. After hearing about the devastation of Hurricane Harvey near Houston, he coordinated a massive local effort to collect and deliver necessary household supplies and personal items to the victims in Texas. I was able to speak with Boteler about his volunteer effort and his trip. He told me that while he is pleased with the enormous effort put forth by so many people, it was certainly not easy. Two full trucks made the trip; one driven by Boteler, who was accompanied by his sister and the other driven by Reservoir High School physical education teacher, Jason Conley, along with a friend, Ed Carpenetti. On the trip to Texas, tires blew out of Boteler's U-Haul truck three separate times, in Bristol, Virginia, in Shreveport, Louisiana and in Birmingham, Alabama. Conley and Carpenetti continued onto their destination at Delmar Field House in the Houston Independent School District. Boteler and his sister finally made it to the Impact Church of Christ in the first ward of Houston. A former Reservoir student, Wendy Usher, currently interning at Small Steps, a nurturing center within the church, reached out to Boteler to see if his efforts could help the area where she works. The communities who benefitted from Boteler's dedicated efforts will be forever grateful. Now his endeavors continue as his after-school club, the Difference Makers, prepares to meet and make plans for helping locally. Boteler will encourage members of the club to find ways to make a difference in our neighborhoods. I am excited to report on their work around town.