Monday, September 05, 2005

VOA in Alexandria, LA

This update from Volunteers of America in Alexandria, LA --- 1. We have placed mental health volunteers at shelters during critical times to assist with chaos 2. We have collected items in all our offices for the shelters 3. We will become the Family Services Center in Rapides Parish for the Red Cross. Sunday we held three trainings for family services workers and will probably open the center on Tuesday. 4. We have been asked by United Way to become a distribution Center in Leesville for their Central Louisiana Katrina fund. I am in discussions now to see what that will entail since we don't have a facility large enough to provide for masses of people. Will let you know how that turns out. 5. We are a collection and distribution site in Jena. The community people are bringing donations to us to be sorted and distributed to shelters. I suspect we will also be the family services center there but we haven't gotten that far yet. I'll keep you updated. Wanda Ozier Regional Vice President Volunteers of America Central Louisiana 3900 Lee Street Alexandria, LA 71302 Phone: (318)442-8026 Fax: (318) 442-8842 e-mail: wozier@voanorthla.org