Alternative school raising money for tsunami relief

Richmond County's alternative school is holding a fundraising drive to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

All donations to Tubman Education Center will be given to the Augusta chapter of the American Red Cross, which will channel the funds to the relief efforts in Japan, according to Principal Carolyn Curtis and fundraising coordinators the Rev. Larry Fryer and LaShonda Grier, chair of the school's social studies department.

The school's fundraising drive began Tuesday and will run through May 19. Anyone giving checks is asked to make them out to "American Red Cross: Augusta Chapter."

The Tubman Education Center hosts Richmond County public school students who have been suspended for more than 10 days. It is designed as an alternative for students who have struggled in a traditional school.




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