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Fri September 11, 2009
Day of Service Marked in New Orleans
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – More than 100 AmeriCorps members are working with organizations throughout the city. They're handing out information on hurricane preparedness, flu shots, energy conservation and resources for seniors. It's part of President Obama's call for honoring victims of the Nine-Eleven terror attacks by giving a helping hand to those in need across the country.
Kate Fey came to New Orleans in January with AmeriCorps, and had been working on housing rehab projects through Rebuilding Together.
Bridgette Schram came to New Orleans from Kansas this year, and is also working on housing projects.
The Red Cross is also coordinating teams to help seniors keep track of the medicines they need in case there's a call to evacuate ahead of a hurricane. Other volunteers are handing out information on precautions that can be taken to prevent H1N1 flu.