Georgia foundation raises money for schools in storm path

An effort to collect money for schools in Georgia, Florida, and Texas is underway, even before Tropical Storm Irma completes its wrathful journey.

The Georgia Foundation for Public Education is raising money to provide classroom supplies, family assistance, and other help after destruction caused by Irma and Harvey. 

“GFPE and the Georgia Department of Education will work with organizations in each state to identify specific school and district needs. I’m confident that any contribution you are able to make, large or small, will be deeply appreciated by these students and schools,” wrote the foundation’s executive director, Paige Pushkin, in an email distributed by the education department Monday. 

The Atlanta-based foundation is asking donors to give online and specify that the gift is for storm-related recovery.

A list of metro Atlanta school districts that closed Monday and will remain shuttered Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Irma can be found here.

In other Irma news:

Deal said coastal Georgia has experienced a significant amount of flooding.

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