Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Keep Givin' Til It Feels Good!!

Sister Of PeaceBang tells me that she's sent out some packages to the shelters and that Cousin Of PeaceBang and others have also done so. This makes me exceedingly grateful and so happy. I hated leaving before accomplishing much of anything relative to the tremendous need for community organizing and transportation of supplies.

If any of you are wondering where to send dollars or donations, I'd like to direct you one more time to this earlier post:

I would also like to encourage any of you with cash wealth and philanthropic instincts to consider a contribution to:

Scotlandville Middle School
9147 Elm Grove Garden Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807
phone contact: Iris

or to :
Mayfair Elementary School
9880 Hyacinth Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810
(sorry, no phone contact)

Both of these schools are serving entirely evacuee student AND teacher populations. They are doing okay for supplies right now but they need money for bigger items that they need to order: filing cabinets, shelves, furniture. They are located in abandoned schools so they're lucky to have the buildings but they need a LOT of basic furnishings.
For those with philanthropic instincts but smaller budgets, I believe that both the schools are hoping to collect autumn jackets for the children. It doesn't get very cold in Baton Rouge but it certainly gets chilly. Phone or write the contact people for more information, as these needs change quickly as people respond.

A note: if the phone company says that lines are down "due to the hurricane," just try again in a few minutes. My experience is that the recording is random and does not reflect accurate outages.

Thank you for your generosity. Fellow bloggers, it would be much appreciated if you might consider linking to this post.


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