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NEA HIN/Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
1201 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Acton Education Association members collected pajamas for young hurricane victims through the Pajama Program, a national project that donates pajamas and bedtime story books to children in need. AEA member Gabrielle Berberian reports that some of the collection is headed to the Gulf. Winter PJs were given to the Bourne Educators Association, whose president, Janice Kemmitt, will make them available to displaced students staying at Camp Edwards.
NEA has pledge to raise $1 million for hurricane relief.
"America's teachers and school employees are a generous group of people, and we are setting up this fundraising effort to directly connect those who want to give with the students, teachers and school employees who need help," NEA President Reg Weaver said.
NEA's Health Information Network (a 501(c)(3) organization) has agreed to serve as a centralized location to which members and state affiliates can send donations. Checks should be made payable to NEA HIN/Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.