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Date Posted: 03:27:29 09/18/05 Sun
Hello! Seems everywhere you turn these days, there are many requests for help coming from those who want to help those affected by the Hurricane, appropriately so. If, in addition to assisting major organizations like American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, etc, you would still like to help someone out... or... still looking for who you want to assist, please read on.
In the small working-class community known as the Back Bay area, among the many buildings that took on water from the wind-driven storm surge was a little school called Sacred Heart Elementary. Eight feet of water and wind caused the school to take on major damage. But the school held on. A large portion of the D'Iberville area was left devastated. Despite the building standing through the hurricane, the school lost everything. Books are strewn all throughout the muck, as are their supplies and teaching materials.
It is admirable and wonderful that schools are accepting the children who were unable to attend school because of the devastation of the hurricane. Understandably, though, there are still many awaiting the openings of their schools because they don't want to start over somewhere new. Or, don't have that opportunity. One of the most important things that we can do is move on with our lives. Help others as we can, rebuild, start new dreams and new hopes for the future. Our school wants to open on October 3rd.
Can you help in one of many ways while the families concentrate on their homes and replacing what they lost? We can concentrate on what they cannot: getting those schools open.
Monetary contributions made out to and sent directly to the school is one way, and of course, the quickest.
Another is to add the school as your recipient from your Target Red Card purchases, where the school will get 1% of what you spend at Target and 1/2% of what you spend elsewhere on your Target Visa card. (The other card is the store's card, the Target Guest Card). Please see Target.com.
You can also participate in helping by saving (and then sending to them) the boxtops and labels for education from many of the products that you buy and use everyday.
Thank you for your time and any consideration in helping this school.
Sacred Heart Elementary School, 10482 LeMoyne Blvd, D'Iberville, MS 39540
http://www.biloxidiocese.org/special/katrina/index.cfm?pageid=1&galleryid=5&page=1 (school - page 4)
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