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Hurricane Ike: World Vision Readies Supplies, Staff, Volunteers for Response
Date:9/12/2008

y what's needed by the people in their communities who need the most assistance. We plan to help them get families back on their feet in the short-term as well as clean up and recover from this storm."

Additional supplies are on their way to World Vision's Storehouses in Dallas and Picayune, Mississippi, from the agency's distribution center in Denver. The organization also has additional supplies ready to send from Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and other locations should the storm's impact be severe. World Vision's Storehouse in Dallas is also serving as a hub for the distribution of 5,000 cots provided by the Texas government to local shelters.

"A lot of people just evacuated for Hurricane Gustav and are now low on cash," said World Vision's Storehouse manager in Dallas, Todd Haumann. "Some families haven't even unpacked and now they're leaving their homes again. They may not have time to stock up on supplies, or they may not have the means to do so."

Cash donations are needed. The public can help by visiting http://www.worldvision.org or calling 1.888.56.CHILD. Corporations interested in donating quality, new products should call 206.355.3598.

World Vision is calling for 50 volunteers in Dallas to assemble hygiene and cleaning kits today and tomorrow at its Storehouse, located at 5050 Investment Drive, Suite 104. For details, please call 214.331.4934.

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit http://www.worldvision.org/press.


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