Arkansas State Services Continue Mobilizing to Aid Katrina Victims

SEPTEMBER 6, 2005 - Posted at 7:58 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - There have been several developments on the Arkansas front in aiding victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The governor's office says that the Arkansas National Guard, the Arkansas State Police, the Arkansas Crime Lab and the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission all have workers in Louisiana and Mississippi assisting with recovery efforts.

The state Department of Health and Human Services and the state Department of Education are temporarily waiving immunization requirements so Katrina's youngest evacuees can start school and go to child-care facilities.

And evacuees who receive special supplemental nutrition programs for women, infants and children can purchase groceries from WIC vendors across Arkansas.

The governor's office is asking employers who have part-time or full-time jobs available to post them at arjoblink.arkansas.gov.

If your are a doctor or nurse or other health care workers looking to volunteer services, please call 1-800-651-3493.

The Operation KARE toll-free telephone number is 1-877-2-WE-KARE.

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