Thursday, February 17, 2005 - Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle - Local News-Students step up in tsunami relief effort - Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle - Local News: "Students step up in tsunami relief effort
By Bill Woolley/
Thursday, February 17, 2005
On the far side of the planet Christmas morning, an undersea earthquake sent an enormous bulge of water stretching over nearby land like a bed sheet being furled out over a mattress. The latest estimate is that more than 300,000 lives were swallowed up by the surge, and the count is still expected to climb by about 500 a day this month.

Reports and images from that disaster began finding their way into American households the following morning, prompting pledges of aid from the highest levels of federal government to penny collections in preschools"


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