There have been fundraisers to help restore the tornado-devastated town of Ringgold, Georgia… some to restore the trees, some to help the victims, some for the band and athletic programs, but none to help restore the school libraries.
Ringgold, Ga. was nearly wiped off the map by an EF-4 tornado on April 27, 2011 where nine people were killed from winds measured at 175 miles per hour.
The school desperately needs book for both the middle and high school libraries.
Blog Update (8.9.11): The campaign has a brand spanking new website called Ringgold Reads. Check it for books needed, mailing address & updates on their campaign.
From Julie’s blog post:
If you're able to help with a donation, please email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can add you to our Hall of Fame contributors and keep track of what is being donated. The other thing you can do to help is to spread the word by following us on Twitter and "liking" us on Facebook. Our Twitter account is: @RinggoldReads. Our Facebook page is Ringgold Reads. I'd also ask other bloggers to post something about this as well, especially book bloggers.
We have a great opportunity to work with schools in a rural, underfunded area, not just on rebuilding the library but on promoting literacy among the residents. f you are able to blog about this, please pass the links on to me so I can repost them on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Anything you can do to spread the word will be so appreciated!
Book Donations May Be Mailed to: MARK PIERCE, RHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT HEAD 29 TIGER TRAIL RINGGOLD, GA 30736
Thanks to one of my readers for alerting me to this cause!