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World Vision Responding to Record Flooding in Midwest
Date:6/19/2008

Relief agency sending supplies, staff to Iowa from Los Angeles; more

shipments from Chicago planned

LOS ANGELES, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As the flooding in the Midwest continues to spread, Christian relief agency World Vision is dispatching an initial truckload of emergency supplies to Iowa and sending a staff team to assess the needs of affected families.

"World Vision will be providing basic items like toothbrushes, shampoo and toys for comfort to children and families who have been driven from their homes by the floodwaters," said Phyllis Freeman, who is a domestic disaster response specialist with World Vision and leading the agency's team on its way to the flood zone.

"In addition, as clean-up activities are beginning, things like face masks and gloves will help protect people from dangerous chemicals and mold that may be present," explained Freeman, who played a key role in World Vision's Hurricane Katrina response.

The agency, which serves children and families in need both in the U.S. and in some 100 countries worldwide, is sending an initial shipment of face mask filters, vinyl gloves, personal hygiene items and children's toys from its Storehouse in Los Angeles tomorrow. The supplies, donated by World Vision corporate partners, including Cardinal Health, will be distributed through partner organizations to families in need in several Iowa communities.

"Logistics and access are key challenges right now, with so many smaller communities affected across a large and growing flooded area," said John Pettit, director of World Vision's domestic disaster response.

World Vision is especially concerned about the needs of children and vulnerable, low-income populations who might be at risk of falling through the cracks of standard help that's available, Pettit added.

"We know these communities are hurting, and that recovery will take time. The working poor, migrant farm workers, families
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