Salvation Army Helps Reunite New Orleans Family - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/9/05

Salvation Army Helps Reunite New Orleans Family

Big smiles could be seen Friday at the salvation army, where a family who feared the worst, was reunited with their wheelchair-bound cousin.

Alphonse Fabre, Junior has been looking for his cousin Doc since the hurricane hit. He usually leaves food and supplies for his wheel-chair bound cousin every few days, but couldn't get to him when the city flooded. He's been searching websites for days now and finally found a hit last night.

Doc apparently came to Lubbock on the plane with other evacuees Sunday. Fabre flew into Lubbock Friday afternoon to pick up Doc. "We thank God for the Salvation Army and all the people who have helped in the past two weeks," said Fabre.

Doc says he's enjoyed Lubbock but is happy to be going home.

Meanwhile, the Salvation Army is also offering a word of caution. The Katrina tragedy has led to a number of "door-to-door con artists" and scammers by phone, internet and email. A good rule of thumb is approach well known charities, and be wary of those who come to you.

For more information, call the Salvation Army at 765-9434 or the American Red Cross at 765-8534.

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