50% of October Event Proceeds to Benefit Hurricane Victims
GREENWOOD, MS -- While water, food and other aid is flowing to the Katrina disaster area, the education of school-aged victims is looming as a crisis for them and the school districts which have accepted them.
While Communities in Schools of Greenwood-Leflore began in the Mississippi Delta, it provides services around the state including programs in the counties of Bolivar, Grenada, Washington, Leflore, Tallahatchie, Forrest, Hinds and along the Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast: Harrison, Hancock, and Jackson counties
Throughout the area, schools are devastated, books and supplies have vanished. The generosity of school districts in unaffected areas will be stretched to the limit for months to come. For those reasons, we will support the educational; casualties of Katrina in the following ways:
Short-term assistance will include:
Long-term assistance will include:
Fundraising Activities Expanded
In addition to Books 'n Blues, Communities in Schools of Greenwood-Leflore will be assisted in its fundraising activities by:
Communities in Schools of Washington State and Writer's Day of Action.
Communities in Schools is a nationwide network of locally administered programs dedicated to matching educational resources to needs. We are grateful that CIS-Washington State has volunteered to raise money in its participating schools. Those funds will be distributed to CIS of Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. One hundred percent of those funds will go for Katrina relief.
In addition, Washington State author Clyde Ford in collaboration with Books 'n Blues founder Lewis Perdue, has created a program called A Writer's Day of Action which will unite writers across the nation in a series of readings, signings and other activities to raise money for the Books 'n Blues / CIS Katrina relief efforts. All of the money raised from these events will go for Katrina relief. More about these activities at: www.writeaction.org.