From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


9/7/2005 10:24:02 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Operation Extended Family--Locating Families in Need

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

Friends of Homeschooling,

So many of you--over 3,500 families--have expressed your willingness
to help. We have been overwhelmed by your generosity. Thank you! If
you did not receive a response, please accept our apology--we simply
could not respond to each offer of help.

Now we need your eyes and ears to assist us in locating homeschooling
families who have been displaced because of the hurricane. We are in
contact with state homeschool organizations across the southern United
States, and we're also notifying a number of relief agencies,
churches, and media outlets in an effort to get the word out, but with
much of the Gulf Coast's communications infrastructure severely
damaged, we need your assistance as well.

If you know of a homeschooling family who needs assistance as a result
of Hurricane Katrina--a place to stay, a job, curriculum for their
children, even transportation to another location, please let us know,
and tell them we're ready to help. At this time, we have way more
offers than takers!

We have categorized each offer of assistance and now are ready to
match requests for help with the generous offers we have received.

From families needing assistance, we would like to know:

What type of help do they need?
- Housing
- Job
- Curriculum

If they need housing,
- Do they have a preference of location?
- How long do they anticipate needing another place to stay?
- Size of family, ages and sex of children?
- Any special accommodations (e.g., pets, handicapped access)?
- Special requests (e.g., prefer family with boys)?

Families seeking help may email us at
or call us at (540) 338-5600. Additionally, to stay abreast of our
efforts to help these families, you can visit HSF's website at .

Thanks again for partnering with HSLDA and the Home School Foundation
as we demonstrate the love of Christ to each family who is precious in
His sight.


Mike Smith

P.S. If you have made an offer to host another family and we find a
fairly close match among the requests that come to us, we will provide
you with contact information that you can use to talk with the
potential "guest family" to determine if it is the right match for
your family.

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