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Staffer Pledges Aid for Katrina Victims

In response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Hill staffer Standley Brady and his nonprofit group the S.B. Step Ahead Program Inc. have pledged to donate more than $50,000 in clothing, bedding and bath items.

Brady has worked in the House of Representatives for 24 years. Usually, his group is dedicated to providing mentoring and tutoring to area residents, but he is no stranger to collecting donations for areas struck by disaster; in the past, they have donated “40-foot containers of toiletries, clothing items, sports equipment, school supplies and computer equipment to South Africa,” according to a press release.

Brady specifically wants to raise awareness of the problems in New Orleans and elsewhere among his fellow minority colleagues during the Congressional Black Caucus Weekend. He reminds us that “the recovery period for this tragedy will be ongoing.”

For more information on how to help, Brady can be contacted at (301) 420-3783 or via e-mail at

—Sonny Bunch

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