Volunteers needed to help Indiana flood victims
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[October 15, 2008]
WASHINGTON -- Federal and state
disaster recovery officials said Saturday that the United Way
Regional Volunteer Center of Northwest Indiana is in dire need of
volunteers to help flood victims in Lake, LaPorte and Porter
United Way officials encourage people to volunteer on their own
or organize a team of friends, neighbors, co-workers, church members
or others. The area of greatest need is in Gary and Munster, Ind.
People are needed to help flood victims in a variety of ways: to
pull up carpeting, to remove and clear out drywall or paneling, and
to clean and sanitize flood-damaged homes. Those who are able can
help to lift heavy furniture, refrigerators and stoves.
Anyone who can give some time and energy to assist their
northwest Indiana neighbors with restoring their homes to clean,
livable, sanitary and safe conditions is welcome. Just call the
United Way Regional Volunteer Center of Northwest Indiana, in
Munster at 1-219-836-5390 and in Portage at 1-219-763-3292.
information on Indiana severe storms and flooding)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates the federal
government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the
effects of, responding to and recovering from all domestic
disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.
news release received from Terry Storer, Logan County Emergency