Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


OLA Helps Displaced Families Rebuild

By SHARON BLACK, Special Contributor | Published October 27, 2005

Our Lady of the Assumption School has welcomed four families in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. OLA School and Parish are helping these families to start over and rebuild their households through a project spearheaded by OLA School’s spiritual life committee called “The Giving Tree.”

Two “Giving Trees” are located on campus and each is decorated with cards requesting an item that is needed by one of the families.

Principal Mary Jane Ritchie said, “We would like to help those in need to rebuild their households. Like good stewards we are called as a community to share our resources with others. As we serve God as good stewards we must remember that He knows the needs of His people before they reach our hearts.”

Parents and parishioners have been quick to respond to the request cards, and items are distributed as soon as they are received. The OLA guidance counselors are assisting the families as they transition into a new life and new surroundings. The entire OLA community is grateful to have the opportunity to help these families.