Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dems Collecting School Supplies for Katrina Victims
Maine Democrats launched a week-long drive on Monday, August 28th to collect school supplies for Louisiana school departments affected by Hurricane Katrina.

When the storm hit, schools across the Gulf Coast region not only faced considerable damage, but lost valuable supplies important for classroom instruction. A year later, many schools face tight budget constraints that keep them from purchasing necessary classroom items, and families hard-hit by the storm struggle to buy appropriate back-to-school supplies for their children.

Maine Democratic Party Chairman Ben Dudley, Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion, Washington Parish, Louisiana, Lt. Sheriff Fred Kirby, Cumberland Country Chief Deputy Sheriff Kevin Joyce, and other local teachers and elected officials kicked off the drive.

Drop-off points for those wishing to donate supplies include the following:

Portland - Victory 2006 office, 470 Forest Avenue, Suite 301
Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm
Yarmouth - Yarmouth Democratic Committee office, 500 US Route One,
1st Floor. Drop off times are:
Tuesday, August 29, 7:00am-9:00am
Wednesday, August 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Windham - Marilyn Russell’s home, 94 Brand Road (between routes 115/202) Anytime – just drop off in the garage if no one is home.
Augusta - Maine Democratic Party office,16 Winthrop Street.
Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm

FMI: Marilyn Russell, Chair, CCDC
PO Box 726, Windham, ME 04062
(207) 892-2778


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