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Director Vasquez to Visit Volunteers in Louisiana

Director Vasquez to Visit Volunteers in Louisiana

Presently, 132 volunteers have been deployed as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's efforts to assist the thousands of people who were forced to evacuate the area. Since Crisis Corps volunteers are trained in a variety of sectors and have diverse skill sets, they have taken a leading role in distributing supplies, as well as collecting information to help those who have been displaced.

Director Vasquez to Visit Volunteers in Louisiana

Director Vasquez to Visit Volunteers in Louisiana

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 30, 2005 On Monday, Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez plans to visit areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. While there, he will meet with volunteers and officials to ensure the Peace Corps continues to provide the most needed resources to the area.

Peace Corps began sending volunteers to the Gulf Coast on September 8 to work on 30 day assignments. This is the first time in the Peace Corps' 44-year history that volunteers have been sent to work domestically.

Presently, 132 volunteers have been deployed as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's efforts to assist the thousands of people who were forced to evacuate the area. Since Crisis Corps volunteers are trained in a variety of sectors and have diverse skill sets, they have taken a leading role in distributing supplies, as well as collecting information to help those who have been displaced.

Peace Corps Online

Director Vasquez is available for media interviews to discuss the Peace Corps' efforts in providing disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina.

On Monday, October 3, Director Vasquez plans to visit Thibodaux, Boutte, and Baton Rouge, La., and the volunteers stationed in those locations.
To schedule an interview with Director Vasquez, please contact the Peace Corps Office of Press Relations at 202.692.2230 or email pressoffice@peacecorps.gov.




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