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News stories tagged with "natural-disaster"

On the Ground in Devastated Mississippi

As the weeks pass since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the relief effort fades among the headline of daily news. Yet thousands of victims remain at ground zero in rebuilding their lives. One North Country man is seeing the destruction and rebuilding firsthand. Tom Sauter of Carthage took a leave of absence from his job at the Development Authority of the North Country. He went to Atlanta to be trained by the Red Cross. He's been managing a staff of 50 at the Red Cross' relief center in Gulfport, Mississippi. Sauter spoke with David Sommerstein last week. He described flying in to Gulfport.  Go to full article

Local Relief Effort Gains Momentum

Over a week after an earthquake and tsunamis devastated areas of South Asia, India and Africa, the international relief effort is massive. Martha Foley talks with Cynthia Walton-Leavitt, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Sackets Harbor, about a local project that combines symbolism with small-scale practicality.  Go to full article

Churches, Agencies Mobilize for Tsunami Relief Effort

North Country churches and relief agencies are mobilizing their resources for both short- and long-term aid for the countries in South Asia and East Africa devastated by Sunday's tsunami and earthquake. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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