The extent of the disaster can be seen in the fact that Dallas is about 9 hours from New Orleans on a good driving day and our hotels and emergency shelters are housing refugees from the hurricane's devastation. Houston is bearing the brunt but DFW is opening area arenas for refugees also.
Texas has declared a month's moratorium on having to produce any records for refugee children so they can go to school in the meantime. Some children started attending Texas schools today.
SALVATION ARMY/DALLAS - NEEDS FOR REUNION ARENA REFUGEES
- Children's socks
- Similac with iron
- medicine for children (cough syrup)
- underclothing: male, female, children
- coloring books/crayons
- diaper wipes
- work gloves
- rubber gloves
- flashlights and batteries
- insect repellant
BL OPENING DOORS TO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL REFUGEES
Bishop Lynch has also opened its doors to any Catholic high school student from the New Orleans or Biloxi area. At least four families have already contacted the school, and their children will be integrated into classes until such time they can return to their homes. If you know of a family in need, please have them contact our Admissions Director, Ann Martin via the Bishop Lynch website at www.bishoplynch.org.
Penni at martha, martha is having a fundraiser for Fish and Crystal. She also has a PayPal donation fund set up in her sidebar for those who are their friends but can't attend (which would be a whole lot of us blogging buddies!). If you know them and want to help drop by and check it out.