Date:  
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10/15/01 4:44:12 PM
J. Michael Smith, Esq., President of HSLDA
Members Helping Members

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From the HSLDA@Capitol Hill E-lert Service...
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Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

The tragic events of September 11 have had far reaching effects on
many lives. An increasing number of Home School Legal Defense
Association member families are telling us that they have been
negatively impacted by the downturn in the economy--either losing a
job or having their salary reduced. Many have reported being laid off
by an airline or related employer.

Understandably, a large portion of these families cannot afford to
renew their membership, though they would like very much to do so.
These are heartbreaking calls. At the same time, others have called
to ask how they can reach out to fellow home educators.

Both groups will be pleased to know that the Home School Foundation,
in conjunction with HSLDA, has established a scholarship fund to
assist families with membership.

If your finances have been severely impacted by the tragic recent
events, let us know when you send in your renewal. We'll send you
further information on how to apply for a scholarship.

If your family has been blessed with financial stability during this
difficult time and you would like to extend a helping hand to a
fellow home school family, you can send your tax-deductible gift to:
Member Scholarship Fund, Home School Foundation, P.O. Box 1152,
Purcellville, VA 20134.

I want to thank those of you who have so generously given in the past
and those who are responding to the current need. May God bless you,
your family, and your home school program.

Very truly yours,

Michael Smith, President

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Home School Legal Defense Association
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
540-338-5600
www.hslda.org
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