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hurricane volunteers(delete if not interested)

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wendy sauls (wsauls)
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 22:25:32 -0400


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hi east coasters!

if you live in a safe, inland area and find yourself with some =
"vacation" days 'cause of floyd, think about volunteering for the red =
cross. they were short of help in my community in florida and it is an =
incredibly worthwhile cause, helping people who have had to leave their =
homes cope with getting through the storm. the red cross is one of the =
best agencies in so far as getting the most of their funds to the people =
in need instead of to administrators since so much of their workforce is =
volunteer. working in a shelter center is a "natural" job for us =
teachers, too, with our experience in managing groups of people, =
listening, comforting, not sitting down...;) it's a really rewarding =
experience, also. you can call your local red cross and they will give =
you some basic training/instructions and then when you go to your =
assigned site there are experienced people who help you figure out what =
needs to be done.=20

btw, if you plan on donating food, be aware most places can not use =
"home cooked" stuff because there is no way to tell if it is safe or =
not...stick to canned, boxed, purchased items instead so your donation =
doesn't have to be discarded.

take care,

wendy in florida (phew! it missed us - this time!)

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hi east coasters!
 
if you live in a safe, inland area and find yourself = with some=20 "vacation" days 'cause of floyd, think about volunteering for the red=20 cross.  they were short of help in my community in florida and it = is an=20 incredibly worthwhile cause, helping people who have had to leave their = homes=20 cope with getting through the storm.  the red cross is one of the = best=20 agencies in so far as getting the most of their funds to the people in = need=20 instead of to administrators since so much of their workforce is=20 volunteer.  working in a shelter center is a "natural" job for us = teachers,=20 too, with our experience in managing groups of people, listening, = comforting,=20 not sitting down...;)  it's a really rewarding experience, = also.  you=20 can call your local red cross and they will give you some basic=20 training/instructions and then when you go to your assigned site there = are=20 experienced people who help you figure out what needs to be done. =
 
btw, if you plan on donating food, be aware most = places can=20 not use "home cooked" stuff because there is no way to tell if it is = safe or=20 not...stick to canned, boxed, purchased items instead so your donation = doesn't=20 have to be discarded.
 
take care,
 
wendy in florida (phew! it missed us - this=20 time!)
 
 
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