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VT Blogs: Vermont volunteers blog Katrina aid missionEn RouteVermont Red Cross offers training to volunteers who want to go to the Gulf CoastVermont Red Cross offers training to volunteers who want to go to the Gulf Coast

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Shawn Conley and Steve Pernicka, volunteers from the Northern Vermont Chapter of the Red Cross, are on their way to aid survivors of Hurricane Katrina. They've set up a blog called Notes from the Scene. Last night, they were in Little Rock. This morning, they were 120 miles North of New Orleans:

On the roads things are tense, as we entered Louisiana people weretrying to flag us down to get help but we had to keep moving. We haveto admit that there is an increasing sense of tension in the area.There is no gas at gas stations - in fact we just saw a fist fight at alocal pump over remaining supplies, and food and water are running low.

They'll be posting their account as they're able. Thanks, Cool Blue, for the link. For more information, contact the CommunityInvolvement department at the Chapter by calling 802-660-9130- ext. 104or by e-mail at mikeh@nvtredcross.org.

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