Local Teams Dispatched to Assist in Hurricane Relief Effort - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/15/08

Local Teams Dispatched to Assist in Hurricane Relief Effort

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The Lubbock Salvation Army has been dispatched to aid in hurricane relief. The team will leave first thing Tuesday morning. 

The Lubbock volunteers and the Lubbock-based Salvation Army truck will first head to Dallas. And from there they'll be assigned to the places hardest hit by Hurricane Ike.

Around 110 Salvation Army relief trucks from all over the country are now headed toward the east coast of Texas. "This is the largest undertaking disaster response the Salvation Army has ever done," said Dave Frericks, the Salvation Army spokesperson. "Much bigger than Katrina."  

Right now the Salvation Army is sending a team of four people from Lubbock to Dallas. A few days from now they'll send others to relieve the original four.

The Salvation Army isn't the only team from Lubbock headed out to help with hurricane relief efforts. Xcel Energy will also be sending a crew out first thing Tuesday morning.

Around 28 Xcel employees, from Lubbock, Amarillo and New Mexico will be headed to Shreveport Louisiana to help rebuild the power grid damaged by Ike. The rebuilding process could take up to six weeks.

Lubbock Red Cross
Learn more about the South Plains Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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