As more details become available, I will get them to you. I am sure that we want to take an active role in this effort. JKW John K. Wilkinson Executive Secretary Georgia FFA Association 316 Poultry Science, UGA Athens, GA 30602 706-542-8990 phone 706-542-3707 fax [log in to unmask] ----- Original Message ----- From: Stagg, Bill Cc: Case, Larry ; Loudenslager, Doug ; Harris, Coleman ; _National Officers Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 6:43 PM Subject: "Seeds of Hope" Hurricane Rebuilding Campaign State Leaders and Ag Ed/FFA Colleagues, Soon you will receive an announcement from National FFA President Jackie Mundt with details of "Seeds of Hope," a nationwide fundraising challenge being issued to all FFA chapters and Ag Ed programs. "Seeds of Hope" will seek to raise the critical funds that help rebuild Ag Ed/FFA programs in the states ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. This is not a "relief effort," as those immediate activities are currently underway by other agencies and by many FFA chapters and state associations. Instead, "Seeds of Hope" is a sustained, long-term effort to help Ag Ed programs and FFA chapters get back on their feet in the shortest time possible. FFA chapters will bring the funds they collect for "Seeds of Hope" to the National FFA Convention in October. There, they will donate the funds and add their chapters' names to the "Roll of Honor" that will be on display. The general public and National FFA Foundation sponsors will also have an opportunity to contribute to the campaign, which will be supported through the live broadcast of the convention over RFD-TV. Funds raised by "Seeds of Hope" will be distributed through The National Council for Agricultural Education. Please look for the announcement coming by email, or log onto the National FFA website at www.ffa.org after Wednesday. Many thanks to all for the marvelous outpouring of generosity, initiative and assistance. Agricultural education and FFA, as always, are at the forefront, "Living to Serve." Bill Bill Stagg Division Director, Information Services National FFA Organization 6060 FFA Drive PO Box 68960 Indianapolis, IN 46278-1370 Voice: 317-802-4243 Fax: 317-802-5243 bstagg@ffa www.ffa.org The FFA Mission FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.