NOLA to New York

Katrina survivors talk to New York

Here’s a particular heart melter.  Kids from Harriet Tubman School on Algiers Point (just across the bend in the Mississippi from NOLA and the French Quarter) sends love to NYC.  

Here’s the note I got from one of the teachers.  

Hi, 

Wanted to pass this on to you, as I thought you would appreciate it:  

I’m a 4th grade teacher here in New Orleans. I work in Algiers at Harriet Tubman Charter School. My students were very young, but many of them have horrible memories of Katrina. I moved here in the wake of the storm to teach and haven’t left, and am currently a full time graduate student at Columbia’s Teachers College in addition to teaching full time. my summers are spent in New York, and many of my friends in my cohort have lost everything. We sent them the following email yesterday, please feel free to use the pictures to share the love on your blog. 

I hope everything works out for you, and that you can make it home safely!
 
Be well,
Jonathan McCarty 
DO NOT USE THE PHOTO OF THESE CHILDREN WITHOUT EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE SCHOOL
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    Beyond heartwarming. From the mouths of babes… (Found by Ellie, our editorial assistant)
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    I know that Tumblr and Twitter become machines for stories like this but come on…this is adorable.
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    The last photo made me cry… I know of the horrors NOLA went through after Katrina passed. And I cried for NOLA and her...
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    Totally crying now. Want to hug all these kids.
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    This is just amazing. school children in NOLA writing to children on the east coast. These pictures are from a 4th Grade...
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