$700,000 Raised For Moore Teachers

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MOORE, Okla. -- Moore school teachers are spending this summer rebuilding their classrooms that were destroyed in the May tornadoes. But replacing books and supplies that had accumulated over the years is not easy; or cheap.

Tuesday, many teachers from the Moore school district learned how to shop for supplies online that are absolutely free. It's courtesy of a charity website called DonorsChoose.org.

Teachers post their upcoming educational projects online, and generous donors choose which ones to support financially. About $700,000 has been raised for the Moore teachers.

That means they won't have to do what they usually do; spend their own money to enhance their students' education.

"It helps you not have to struggle and it's one less thing you worry about," said Briarwood Elementary 2nd grade teacher Gina Janzen, who was buried under rubble at the school for 40 minutes on May 20th.  "Just to know that it's there and it's provided and there's people there and there's funds there.  We don't have to worry about that.  We can worry about the other aspects of healing."

Donors will hear back from grateful students with photos and thank you notes.

For more information, log on to www.DonorsChoose.org.

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