08/31/2005: Chicagoans launch hurricane relief for people and pets...
"Volunteers from the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago announced today one of the organization's largest relief efforts ever to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The group has deployed 17 people to the southern U.S. and expects to send up to 20 more volunteers during the next several days, said LaForice Nealy, director of field operations.
The group will meet up with nearly 1,000 other volunteers deployed from the 85 Red Cross chapters across the country at staging areas in Texas, Alabama and parts of Florida. From there, coordinators immediately will send volunteers to places most in need.
The volunteers' priorities will be to provide temporary shelter, food, clothing and medication for victims, Nealy said. The relief workers will be stationed in the disaster areas for three weeks before being replaced with other volunteers."
Courtesy of Erika Slife (Chicago Tribune).
And hoping for help for so many folks devastated by this Hurricane Katrina. :-)
Karen on 08.31.05 @ 09:43 AM CST