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Local Boys and Girls Club helps Katrina evacuees

August 30, 2005

Lee County--Evacuees who are still in south Georgia may be looking for ways to stay busy, especially children, and the Lee County Boys and Girls Club wants to help them.

From the outside, the Lutheran church along Highway 82 looks empty, but inside the church is thriving with energy from members of the Boys and Girls Club who have one goal: to help children evacuees of Katrina by giving them a place to have fun while here in south Georgia.

"You want to feel like you can do something tangible for people, and we felt that being a place that operates with our kids, that was the place that we might be able to touch families that could help them in a time of need," says Lee County service director, Sue Behrend.

She says the club's members are eager to help kids affected by Katrina. "They're looking forward to it. They're really hoping some kids will come here, and that's one way they feel they can help out," says Behrend.

Rachel Holden is excited about seeing a few new faces here at the club. "I'm hoping a lot of people will come to the Boys and Girls Club because we have lots to do," she says.

Catherine McCarty says the many activities the clubs have to offer will help other children forget about katrina. "If they come and just have fun, then they're not really worried about it that much anymore, I think that'll help," says McCarty.

And a little fun for the kids will certainly help parents out says operations director Bob Hutchison. "Mom, Dad need to have a couple of minutes where they can check on other family members and make sure their kid is in a safe environment where they can just have fun with kids in their same age group," he says.

The club's doors will remain open to evacuees for as long as they remain in the area. For more information on the Boys and Girls Club after school activities, call 229-439-0196. Hurricane evacuees can attend the club's activities free of charge.

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