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Want to go help Katrina victims?

August 31, 2005
American Red Cross press release

Albany, Ga. -- The Southwest Georgia Chapter is in need of volunteers that are available to assist with disaster relief efforts in the affected areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

A volunteer must be in good health, must complete two days of training and be available to work for three weeks. Volunteers should understand that this is a hardship assignment. Anyone that meets these requirements and is interested in assisting the Red Cross with disaster relief should call the southwest Georgia Red Cross chapter at 229-436-4845.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of hurricane Katrina and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund, which enables the red cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

Call 1-800 HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575. Contributions to the disaster relief fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

Make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.

Executive director, Pamela Jackson of Youth Becoming Healthy project has organized “Operation YBH” to raise funds for the American Red Cross relief fund. They are accepting donations at Security Bank locations in Albany.

Please contact the Red Cross with any questions at 229-436-4845.

The American Red Cross must authorize any organization or person in our area wanting to raise money for the Red Cross.

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