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Volunteers Help Walker County Flood Victims

JASPER, Ala. (AP) - Volunteer groups across central Alabama are
being called upon to help Walker County residents dealing with mold
and waterlogged furnishings left by flooding in early January.

Allison Grayson of the United Way of Central Alabama said people
in the area want to repair their homes, but don't have the
resources to do it.

Although the needs of residents vary, there is concern over mold growing in homes. Disaster response workers said the current sheet
rock in flooded homes needs to be removed and replaced in most
cases, and that many residents would need new furniture.

Walker County's Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is calling for more volunteers because the group isn't large enough to
handle the magnitude of the damage.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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