Thursday, December 01, 2005

Girl credited with raising $5 million for Katrina families

Effort received national and international attention

A 10-year old Iowa girl is credited with helping to raise $5 million for hurricane victims. The child conceived a fundraising idea several months ago and set a goal of $1 million. Students from thousands of schools across the country also helped to raise money for the project. Thanks to the concerted effort, five times the original amount is now available to assist victims of Katrina and Rita. The Des Moines Register is following this story.

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9 comments:

Len said...

Great article! DCS your blog has a wealth of information. I'm bookmarking you as well. You got another reader. : )

Warm regards,

Len

Deb Sistrunk said...

Len, you are very kind. Thanks for stopping by.

Jaimie said...

Don't you wish the world was filled with people like this?

Deb Sistrunk said...

Jaimie: I do! What a treasure this little girl is!

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

This girl is so amazing. Her family must be so proud of her.

BTW, how do you run 2 blogs!!!!!

~Deb

letter shredder said...

i am greatly inspired by this article. in fact, i would launch an international project as well, to help feed poor children. i am finalizing it and i hope i could ask for your help.

cheers!

DCS said...

Dr. Deb: First of all, I loved this story. As to how I run two blogs: There is a downside to having multiple interests. (sigh)
I hope you can visit this site from time to time because I have a real passion for education-related issues.

Letter Shredder: I would love to hear more about your international project.

Brea said...

Too bad stories like this are absent from the headlines.

Deb Sistrunk said...

Brea, I agree with you. I just happened to be surfing the 'Net when I found this gem.