Local Help for New Orleans
As my friend Mike Rosenberg writes in the Bedford Minuteman, there is a group of people from Bedford going down to New Orleans to help out some schools there. They raised money from Bedford parents to buy 5 pallets worth of books to replenish some school libraries. Someone also donated gift cards from Office Depot to buy school supplies.
This kind of in-person local support speaks volumes. Having people from Bedford go down to deliver the goods and work with their counterparts in New Orleans will make it a great experience. And, this shows the power of what a small team can do. It's much more effective than what a big government program can do, but it takes initiative to pull it off. Kudos to all involved!