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October 1, 2004

Albany - Salvation Army volunteers from south Georgia are serving thousands of hurricane victims each day.

The canteen left Albany in mid-August after Hurricane Charley.

Each volunteer works, at least, a 16-hour shift for nine days straight and lodging is usually hours away from where they are serving meals.

Pamela Barkley helped during Hurricane Charley, she explains what it's like, "Very hard. In one way you're getting back a lot because you're helping serve people who have been totally devastated, but then another way, you know, it tears at your heart. It's long days, but you walk away feeling really good."

The Albany canteen is now in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Those volunteers will be back next Friday.

On Thursday, they served nearly 2,000 meals.

posted at 3:50PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com