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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Iowa kids are helping kids affected by 2008 floods

A group of Iowa children is reaching out to help other Iowa children affected by the June 2008 floods.

"Kids Helping Kids in the Flood" will gather donations to help flood-affected children and distribute "The Flood That Came to Grandma's House" by Iowa author Linda Stallone. Used by schools and other organizations nationwide, the book helps children understand how floods occur, how families and communities are affected, and how they rebuild. The book also has a section for children to write or draw their own flood-related stories.

Support for "Kids Helping Kids" comes from University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City, Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, the Iowa chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Reach Out and Read-Iowa Coalition.

For more information contact Molly Olinger Topf at Reach Out and Read-Iowa at 515-991-0872 or