Inglewood Unified School District State Administrator Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, Ph.D. and the Inglewood Unified School District Board of Education recently announced plans to assist the many students and families of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) who were overwhelmingly affected by Hurricane Harvey. IUSD along with school districts across the United States are joining other organizations in offering support to those in need.
To help students learn about the impact of natural disasters and how they can help mitigate the suffering of victims, IUSD Principals and Teachers have been encouraged to incorporate facts about Hurricane Harvey into their lesson plans and school activities. Many schools will actively assist by collecting donations and or fundraise during non-instructional time. Additionally, Parents or PTA’s can support the effort by contacting their community schools to determine how best to assist.
According to a Houston Independent School District press release dated August 27th nearly 50 schools were flooded to some degree and are accepting donation of clothes, school supplies and money to help their students and families.
HISD’s immediate need is for children’s clothes of all sizes (new or gently used in clean, ready-to-wear condition), school uniforms and school supplies.
There are two ways that you can immediately help students and families in Houston:
1. Clothing and Supplies
- All clothing and school supplies collected at IUSD schools or classrooms will be sent to:
HISD Harvey Recovery
C/o Delmar Stadium 2020
Magnum Houston, TX 77092
2. Monetary Donations
The HISD Foundation is accepting donations to provide financial assistance to students and families. Click the link below to donate:
- Houston Independent School District: http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/164281
You can utilize any of the organizations below as they are also accepting monetary donations to support those in need:
- Greater Houston Community Foundation Hurricane Harvey Relief: http://www.ghcf.org
- Global Giving Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: http://globalgiving.org/harvey
- Save the Children: http://www.savethechildren.org
- American Red Cross: https:www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey
For additional information regarding IUSD protocols for schools that are donating and collecting in response to natural disasters, please contact the IUSD Office of School and Community Relations at 310-419-2700.