Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Children's Disaster Services pre-positions volunteers in Louisiana.

While the rest of the country was preparing for their Labor Day barbeques, residents along the northern Gulf Coast were preparing for Hurricane Gustav--and 18 Children’s Disaster Services volunteers were on their way to Louisiana to set up child care services in American Red Cross shelters.

As early as Friday, Aug. 29, Children’s Disaster Services staff and regional coordinators were on the phone recruiting volunteers for pre-positioned teams in Shreveport and Alexandria, La. The teams arrived on Sunday, Aug. 31. Some of them even rode out the storm in Alexandria--and by Monday they began caring for children who had fled the storm with their families.

(See Children's Disaster Services aids families affected by Gustav for more details.)

Source: 9/3/2008 Newsline Extra

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