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29 June 2006
Shipment of Books for Baghdad University Underway

Jacksonville State University's Dr. Safaa Al-Hamdani, biology professor and founder of Books for Baghdad, reports on the status of the nearly 19,000 textbooks and a large number of scientific journals collected and packaged for shipment to Baghdad University. Dr. Al-Hamdani says the first of two containers has been loaded and is on its way to Georgia to be shipped to Baghdad University.

Dr. Al-Hamdani sends many thanks to the Maintenance crew of Jacksonville State University. He says the crew came with a load of enthusiasm and positive attitude to work under the heat of Martin Hall. The books were loaded as individual boxes; a total of nearly 10,000 books were included in the first container. On June 29 the second container will be completed for shipment in the same manner.

Dr. Al-Hamdani states: Without the help from the wonderful people that we have on campus, faculty, students and staff we would not have been able to accomplish this monumental task.

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