AASA Releases Statement of Concern About the Devastation Caused by Harvey

For Immediate Release

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – Aug. 29, 2017 – Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today about the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. 

“Once again, we are witnessing scores of communities in Texas and along the Gulf Coast being battered by a natural disaster. Nearly 200 Texas school districts and more than 1,900 schools in the state have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, heavy rains continue to pound Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city (by population) and home to the seventh largest school district in the U.S. More than 5,600 of the state’s institutions, including state and county schools, private schools, dioceses, day care centers, colleges and public libraries have been affected.

“It will take a long time to rebuild these communities. We are trying to reach out to the areas that are the hardest hit to find out what they need. Collected funds will be distributed to districts most in-need for repairs, supplies, and to aid families impacted by the storm.
 
Those wishing to contribute (tax deductible) funds can send their donations to:
AASA c/o Harvey Relief Effort
1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, Va., 22314
Make checks payable to AASA

“Similar to the actions taken from previous natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina (2005), Hurricane Sandy (2012) and the 2013 tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City area, AASA is serving as a national network, in collaboration with the Texas Association of School Administrators, in our efforts to help those who have been impacted by this devastating storm We are grateful to everyone who is joining us in this effort.”     

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AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit http://www.aasa.org.