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Aug 18, 2016

Funds Will Go to Getting Kids Ready for School

Lily Bowman

It’s yet another donation to the Belize Red Cross and essentially for Belizeans across the country who were affected by the category one hurricane. The donation will get children prepared for the new school year which starts as early as next week.

 

Lily Bowman, Executive Director, Belize Red Cross

“Ten thousand dollars will be invested in notebooks, giving facts about PACT so we will be putting that along with other school supplies and expenses. We have not sat down to talk what exact materials we will be putting in—if it will be school bags and supplies or it will include uniforms. So we have to sit down as a team to determine where exactly the need is. But it is definitely going into the children’s education preparedness. We cannot reach a hundred and something thousand children. We are assessing families and within that assessment, we are identifying children that have been affected. We have assessed over six hundred and forty-seven families in less than two weeks. Our=t of that, we have assisted directly over three hundred and thirty-five families—not counting the last two days. The information I am giving you is where we finished off two days ago. We’ll have that information updated for another interview down the road. And we are reaching that number of families and most families have children.”

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