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Help Needed for Katrina Response
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Rochelle Webster, a student from La Sierra University, is volunteering in Mississippi with Katrina recovery activities as field director of “WeCare Katrina.” This program assists youth groups and church groups that help with house gutting (taking everything out of a house, down to its studs), debris removal, and a relief center that distributes in-kind donations such as groceries, cleaning supplies, furniture, etc. “We provide them with accommodation, food, work, transportation, and a general program,” Chelle says.

Her most immediate need is an assistant, “another staff member to help with the program, someone who is reliable, who is comfortable in a managerial position, who can get things done, is practical, and is able/willing to work from the 26th of Feb to the 5th of April (if necessary, they can come a few days later, but those dates are preferred). It would be a very versatile position – this staff person would basically help run a program that sometimes brings in over 150 volunteers a week. Room and board will be provided, as well as a stipend, basic medical coverage, etc.”

“WeCare Katrina” is looking for youth groups, school groups and church groups (adults or mixed) and individual volunteers, especially in April, May and June. “If you know of anyone who may fit this position or is interested in humanitarian work ... please encourage them to call me: cell (951) 300-8682 or leave a message at (951) 343-3361 or email: rweb779@my.lasierra.edu.

INNOVATIONewsletter, March 1, 2006 Center for Creative Ministry