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Broward Public Schools collect large stash for Haiti; take in 373 Haitian students

Broward County Public Schools staff, students, parents and supporters have responded with overwhelming generosity to assist the people in Haiti following the devastating earthquake.

Broward County Public Schools has culminated a weeklong District-wide relief effort to collect and receive donations of first-aid kits, bottled water, flashlights, batteries, canned meat and fish, condensed milk, evaporated milk, non-perishable milk, hand sanitizers, diapers and blankets and other supplies to provide immediate relief to the disaster-ravished areas of Haiti. Every school and center participated.

“It’s impressive to see how people are responding and doing the best they can to help in this time of need,” said Superintendent of Schools James F. Notter.  “We’ve all been deeply moved by this crisis.”

In a two-day pick-up of donated items from schools and offices, District warehouse personnel have collected countless truckloads producing over 350 pallets of water, food and other supplies. Brian Little, District warehouse manager, estimates that over 330,000 pounds of important essentials were collected and will be delivered to charitable organizations working in Haiti including, Food for the Poor, Hope for Haiti, and World Vision.

As of Friday, January 29, 373 new students from Haiti have enrolled in over 100 schools throughout the District. The District has collaborated with several local service and government agencies to address the needs of students and their families.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Jan 30 2010. Filed under Broward County, Families, Fort Lauderdale, International relations, Local news, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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