January 20, 2005

Dear Human Rights Supporters,

We are currently working with a high school in Houma, Louisiana which is facing the enormous task of taking in as many students as they can from the New Orleans area.   Vandebilt Catholic High School is located about 50 miles southwest of New Orleans and is struggling to provide some normalcy to their hurricane refugee students.  Currently they have taken in about 200 students and expect another 100 more.

Their immediate needs include:
Textbooks, desks and portable classrooms.  Many of the families of the refugee students are without employment and the students will need living assistance in terms of luncheons, school supplies, etc. 

If you can donate $5, $20, $50, $100, $500 or whatever you can to Vandebilt Catholic High School, it will be a life saver for those refugee students. 

The needs are immediate.  What you can donate will help them now and you can specify where you want the money to go.   Please do what you can and send your tax deductible donation now to

Vandebilt Catholic High School
209 South Hollywood Rd., Houma, LA 70360
Attn: Lisa Vegas

Please also help by re-sending this e-mail to your friends as well.


Ann Lau
Chair, Visual Artists Guild
Attachment: Letter from V
andebilt Catholic High School