Book drive for evacuees affected by Hurricane Harvey

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Sept. 7, 2017

Chris Soto, District 3 Council Assistant


Angie Ransome-Jones, Project Coordinator


Book drive for evacuees affected by Hurricane Harvey

Dallas, Texas – District 3 Councilmember Casey Thomas is teaming up with local community organizations to create a book drive for Hurricane Harvey evacuees residing in Dallas’ Mega-Shelter.

 Councilmember Thomas was inspired to help after seeing the outpouring of support during recent donation drives within the City of Dallas.

 “As a former educator, this is a great opportunity for adults and children displaced by Hurricane Harvey, to have a creative outlet to read and have some sense of normalcy, while awaiting to return to their homes and new lives. I’m excited about this partnership,” said Councilmember Thomas.

 Book drive partner and local author, Angie Ransome-Jones says she was moved to act while volunteering in Houston after the storm. During that time, shelter residents expressed a desire for reading materials to replace idle time while in transition.

 Donors are encouraged to drop off new and gently-used books at any Dallas Public Library, which will in turn be delivered to local shelters. The drive is conducted in conjunction with The Metro Authors Group and Divas Read 2 Inc. book club. Both organizations encourage literacy and promote careers in writing.

What:            Book drive for evacuees affected by Hurricane Harvey

Where:          Dallas Public Libraries

Who:             Councilmember Casey Thomas

                      Angie Ransome-Jones

                      The Metro Authors Group

                      Divas Read 2 Inc.