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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:14 PM
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Anonymous Saudi donor: $1.25M for classrooms/supplies/shoes for evacuees
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 12:14 PM by rainbow4321
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To help accommodate the hurricane evacuees in the Fort Bend Independent School District, an anonymous donor from Saudi Arabia has given $1.25 million worth of portable classroom buildings and educational supplies.

"This will enable us to better meet the needs of our students by helping us provide adequate classroom space and instructional materials," Fort Bend ISD superintendent Betty Baitland said Tuesday.

The donor wanted to remain anonymous, said Brenna Smelley, executive director of the Fort Bend Education Foundation, a private group that provides private money to the school district.

"That includes everything that goes in the building desks, the chalkboards, even the walkways and canopies leading up to the building. It's a totally contained portable building," she said. The donation also will cover $5,000 worth of tennis shoes for low-income students.

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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:16 PM
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1. great gesture
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:18 PM
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2. That is wonderful.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:19 PM
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3. That's really wonderful, but it's also really sad.
What, are we a third world nation that we can't provide for our own now?
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:35 PM
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4. why does the cynic
in me think the "obvious name" here?

Oh the irony that would be (and the total freakout) if found out well after the fact, eh?
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