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GC Katrina Coverage
From press reports:
Monday, Labor Day 2005, a crowd estimated between 1,500 and 3,000
strong descended on the former army base, Fort McClellan in
Calhoun County, Alabama to prepare living space for 1000 or
more evacuees from Hurricane Katrina.
Alabama governor Bob Riley along with his wife Patsy
stopped by to view the progress, calling it "Labor Day of Love."
It was reported that people from several states also took part in
Fort McClellan which closed for business in May 1999 (BRAC
or Base Realignment), is being developed for local consumption by
the "Joint Powers Authority". While some areas are maintained,
others have languished. Two barracks buildings are being
revitalized for the evacuees. Along with the interior lights and
power system, the immediate area needed sprucing up, grass, trees,
and brush. It was to this use that the volunteers dedicated
Calhoun County, AL has definitely stepped up to its
responsibility and is glad to have the opportunity to welcome and
respond to the situation in a positive and generous way.
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