Monday, September 15, 2008

Lake Charles,LA Power Squadron Needs help from IKE!

Please see the below message from Commander Ben Garber in Lake Charles. Our members need all the help we can give them.:
By copy to Kay Polt, please send to the D/21 bounce to get everyone we can in copy.

We have a number of our members that have been impacted by Hurricane Ike.   Our area saw more extreme flooding than we did with Hurricane Rita so many more people were affected.    We have members in Orange and Port Arthur that have extensive damage to their homes and boats.  We also know many more people in the Houston/Galveston area that have damage to their property or lost their boats.
I know we all have a lot on our plate right now dealing with another disaster like this but some of our members have been less fortunate and need our help.   We are a community service organization and always try to help and support our community but right now, I think we need to help our fellow members!
I have asked Trisha to lead the LCPS HELP committee.    She will be collecting information about those members that need help and organizing volunteers that are willing to help out our fellow members.   If you can help out in any way, please contact Trish as soon as possible by phone or email (see contact information below).    Also, if you need help with anything, please let us know so we can coordinate resources.    
Trisha Garber
526-6434 (cell phone)
You can help in many ways.   Some people might need a place to stay while others might need help pulling out wet carpet or salvaging belonging.    Some might need tractors or trailers to move things.   There are many ways to help.      
We have a great organization of wonderful people so please reach out to us if you need anything or if you can help in any way.
Cdr. Ben


Shirley D. Heald on 9/15/2008 10:53 PM