With the mandatory evacuation of New Orleans, it is anticipated that Houston schools, including Spring Branch, will enroll students who are now homeless and displaced to the Houston area. I know we will welcome the children who have suffered and lost so much.
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church served 300 lunches to hurricane victims today and will continue to serve hot lunches every day from 11a - 1p through Monday. To volunteer, contact The Reverend Cynthia F. Harvey, Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 713-468-8356, email@example.com, or just show up at MDUMC, 12955 Memorial Drive at 10a.
If you want to donate to help the victims of Katrina, this website has links to many of the reputable charitable organizations providing assistance.
The City of Houston is having a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the City Hall reflection pond (901 Bagby) to kick off a school supply drive to help ease the transition for children who will be attending Houston area schools until they can return to their homes. The "Children Caring for Children" project encourages Houstonians to donate new children's school supplies, backpacks, tennis shoes and T-shirts, to their local fire stations. Houston's children are particularly encouraged to share with our displaced neighbors. From September 1 until September 5, 2005, items will then be gathered at all Houston Fire Stations.and distributed to Houston-area school districts.