Saturday, September 03, 2005

Katrina Truck from Vancouver




My classmates and I, along with our professor, spent three hours of class time discussing the effects of hurricane Katrina and what we could do to help. We have a number of ideas that are still in the early stages, but one student, Wayne, arrived in class with a plan already in place--his wife Chantielle was making arrangements for a truck to take to Houston with supplies for babies. Diapers, wipes, and formula. She contacted the Oregon Food Bank and the Houston Food Bank for permission to use their names, located a sign painter friend to donate a professionally painted sign, found a business to donate the cost of a truck and gas.

Chantielle (top photo) and a friend are now collecting donations at the Highway 99 Wal-Mart in Vancouver, at the entrance by the movie theater. They are loading the donations into the largest Ryder truck they could rent. They will be there through the end of the day Sunday, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

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