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SandraRogers ( -
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2005 - 1:15 am:   

Dear Fellow RPCVS,

I was wondering how we could help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Is there an Emergency Relief Corps for here in the US as there has been for foreign disasters? IF not, we should certainly start one for situations as catastrophic as this event. What are the necessary steps to take? I am sure the American Red Cross could use translators for the thousands of Hondurans that called New Orleans home, as well as other immigrants. Also, our knowledge in dealing with no electricity and water, sets us apart from most individuals. I was thinking they probably need kerosene lanterns, a telegram service, and mosquito repellant for starters. What are your ideas on this?

Sandra Rogers, Honduras 85-87
Anonymous ( -
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 4:35 pm:   

I'm aching to do something more than send money (I already did that). I've been doing research from NJ. I found a church that is helping evacuees outside Dallas. They are seeking quick help in the form of personal products. Please send toiletries such as soap, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpast & toothbrushes,also wallets & backpacks) to:

Sachse First Methodist Church
1520 Blackburn Road
Sachse, Texas 75048

Send clothing and shoes to:

Good Will Industries
5200 Jensen Drive
Houston, Texas 77026


Red Cross
6725 Seigen Lane
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Kathryn Patrick ( -
Posted on Friday, September 09, 2005 - 2:10 pm:   

Gaddi just announced on 9/7 that the Crisis Corps will be sent to the gulf states. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can call 800424.8500 x2250 or e-mail I found the announcement on the FEMA website.
Kathryn Patrick
Thailand 84-86
Group 79

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