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September 7, 2005

Albany -- Albany volunteers are building portable showers, that will be headed toward the Hurricane disaster zones soon.

These 36 foot trailers are rolling shower units. An idea Charles Freeman developed in Albany '94 flood, has now grown into the SOWEGA Disaster Ministry.

About a dozen Albany volunteers are finishing this shower unit, being built for Franklin Graham's Samaritan Purse Ministry. This trailer will be finished Thursday, and will be taken to Biloxi for the relief effort. It has six private shower stalls, plus a washer and dryer unit, so that hurricane victims and volunteers can clean up.

SOWEGA Disaster Ministry member David Blackwell said "It's amazing. We saw it last year in the Florida Hurricanes, what a hot shower does for somebody's emotion is incredible at the end of a day."

About 30 of these portable shower units have been built in Albany, and many more are on order .

They cost about $30,000 to make, and SOWEGA Disaster Ministry takes donations to pay for them. You can send them donations at P.O. Box 1241, Albany, Ga. 31707.

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