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September 06, 2005

4-H'ers asked to help peers hit by Katrina

Making landfall on the morning of Aug. 29, Hurricane Katrina left a path of destruction that will be felt by millions for years to come. With no power, no water, no food and the remaining floodwaters, the affected communities in the Gulf Coast states face a tough recovery.

Our 4-H friends across the country helped us during our time of need during the most recent descructive hurricanes: Floyd, Fran and Isabel. 4-H Clubs, 4-H'ers, individuals, volunteers and county agents contributed the much needed essential supplies including cash donations, to North Carolina during our time of need. Supplies and money from our 4-H family across the country were sent directly to our families in need.

North Carolina 4-H is asking our state's 4-H'ers to help fellow 4-H families in the Gulf states by agreeing to do one service project in your community. Our supplies and money will be sent directly to 4-H and Cooperative Extension families in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Let's help the many Extension and 4-H families who have lost their homes and or personal belongings. Please go to the Web site listed below to see how you can assist, and be aware that there is a deadline for beginning these efforts. We are working on the specifics of the pick-up locations that you will read about. Details will follow as soon as we can get the truck routes planned and after I hear back from those who will participate. Let's make it 100 percent participation.


The site can be found by going to NC 4-H's home page:
http://www.nc4h.org .

Shannon McCollum

Posted by Natalie at September 6, 2005 01:49 PM