Thursday, September 08, 2005

Hurricane Help for Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has set up a Web page "Hurricane Help for Schools" that will serve as a clearinghouse of resources for Americans who want to help the students displaced by the hurricane. This Web page is a forum where schools, companies and organizations across the country can come together and work to help students displaced by the hurricane. Companies and organizations can respond to the needs of students and send resources directly to them, and schools will be able to directly contact the companies and organizations offering help.

"Across the country, we are seeing families, communities and schools open their hearts and doors to children displaced by Hurricane Katrina," Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said. "We are committed to doing everything we can to help as local communities enroll these children in new schools."

Secretary Spellings added, "This Web page will bring together the best of the American spirit and create a network of compassion and charity."

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