Hurricane Katrina: Your Stories
Comments from teachers and students across the country.
Miss Smith's Class, Missouri
My name is Kelsey and I live in San Antonio, Texas. I am helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina by selling Kool-Aid and saving up all of my extra money. So far I have earned $19.82, and this is only the first week. But my mom, my friend Erica, and I are trying to find new ways help to earn money and to help the victims of Katrina.
Kelsey M., age 10, Texas
The art and music departments of my school collected the most needed items on Saturday, September 10.
Carissa K., age 13, Wisconsin
I spent the last few days of my summer vacation selling lemonade to raise money for The Red Cross. During the three-day weekend I raised over $1,000. I hope that other kids see that they can make a difference and also hold events to raise money to help the relief effort.
Catherine H., age 9, New Jersey
Pammy M., Oklahoma
I live in Shreveport, Louisiana. We are getting lots of students at my school, Riverside. They have no homes and live in places in Shreveport and all over other states. My mom says there are shelters that have been set up for them all over Shreveport, and Caddo Parish is going to get 700 new students soon. Please pray for them and send books to Riverside in Shreveport and to other places. Thank you.
Mackenzie D., age 7, Louisiana
Duneland School Corp. in Chesterton, Indiana, is adopting schools in Mississippi. Each of our 10 schools is collecting and donating specific school-related items.
Dominee K., Indiana
Sarah T., age 12, Louisiana
I am a fifth-grade grade teacher at Epping Elementary School in Epping, New Hampshire. Our school is collecting school supplies. We are also collecting money through Katrina bracelet sales and other organized fund-raisers. All of the money raised will be used to purchase more school supplies and gift cards for schools that are taking in students displaced by the hurricane.
Kristen T., New Hampshire
Bernalillo Middle School in New Mexico has been helping victims by collecting canned food and sending it to affected areas.
Nicole S., age 11, New Mexico