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Red Cross Seeks Volunteers

September 10,2005 - Posted at 11:55 p.m. CDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The American Red Cross is looking for 40-thousand new volunteers to help Gulf Coast residents recover from Hurricane Katrina.

Spokesman John Degnan says they will be dispatched to hurricane-stricken areas to assist with long-term recovery, as well as other parts of the country where victims have been relocated.

Volunteers will work at shelters, feeding and delivery sites. Degnan says the problems caused by Katrina won't go away in a few weeks or even a few months. He says the Red Cross will be thereuntil every last problem is solved. The Red Cross currently has 675 shelters in 23 states and the District of Columbia sheltering more than 160-thousand people.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

 

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