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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: IMPACTED CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NEED YOUR HELP
From Nov 07, 2012 to Dec 06, 2012 (included)
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The Catholic School community of Staten Island, New York has been blessed to receive offers of assistance from around the nation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The outpouring of prayers and support bolsters our spirit incredibly during this trying time.

Hurricane Sandy impacted our 24 elementary schools serving over 8,000 students - as well as our seven ...high schools, faculty, staff, and familie...s - to varying degrees. Our principals continue to uncover the full extent of the stormís damage on members of their school communities. The Staten Island Catholic Schools Office is compiling a list of the families and staff members who have suffered losses of homes, property, and livelihoods, as well as the needs of those affected.

In the stormís immediate aftermath, we received an outpouring of supplies, clothing and medical help from various agencies and individuals. However, as emergent needs are now met and we move into a phase of protracted recovery, at this point our families require financial assistance as they work to rebuild their homes and their lives.

Appropriately, the Catholic Schools Office has established an account to accept monetary donations. This account will enable us to provide tuition assistance to the families who have lost so much, yet wish to keep their children in a Catholic school, while also attending to their material needs (e.g., lodging, clothing, food via pre-paid gift cards) during this time.

We ask that you would extend your support by contributing to this account. All financial donations should be made payable to: The Staten Island Federation of Catholic School Parents.

Please direct donations to the attention of:
Zoilita M. Herrera, Regional Superintendent
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Region of Staten Island
15 Lisbon Place
Staten Island, NY 10306

On behalf of all of our Catholic school students, families, teachers and administrators on Staten Island, I thank you. We are truly humbled by your generosity.
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