Thursday, February 16, 2006

DC students helping rebuild libraries in Mississippi

Students and faculty from Maret School in Northwest DC not only have raised $20,000 to help restock hurricane damaged libraries on the Mississippi gulf coast, but have traveled to the region to aid in their restoration as well.
The team of 14 students and faculty members brought 650 varieties of books, six sets of encyclopedias and 1,000 dictionaries bought with money raised by the students.

Led by Eliza Davis, Maret's service learning coordinator, the group on Monday took a bus to the Bay-Waveland School District in Mississippi, a district whose libraries were destroyed by the hurricane. The team will help restore other damaged buildings and study the devastation before returning on Friday.

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