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    Hurricane evacuees to the Piedmont This morning, the first Gulf Coast evacuees arrived in North Carolina. A group of 150 arrived in Charlotte at about 3:00am.
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      Hurricane evacuees to the Piedmont
      This morning, the first Gulf Coast evacuees arrived in North Carolina. A
      group of 150 arrived in Charlotte at about 3:00am. Thousands more are
      expected to find shelter across the Tarheel State in coming weeks. In
      addition to Charlotte, evacuees are expected to arrive in Greensboro and
      Raleigh. The city of Greensboro will house the evacuees at the Greensboro
      Coliseum. Volunteers are providing beds, food and clothing for the hundreds
      expected to live her for the time being. If you would like to help or house
      victims, call The United Way Volunteer Center at (336) 373-1633. The center
      is looking specifically for people with medical skills but of course anyone
      can help back. Here's another number you can call to house
      evacuees-1-866-GET INFO. That's 1-866-438-4636.
      If you want to help hurricane victims
      Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton announced a new Katrina
      fundraising initiative this morning. Here is the website if you want more
      information: www.bushclintonkatrinafund.org. Or, you can call the American
      Red Cross at 1-800-HELP-NOW or log on to www.RedCross.org. You can also call
      1-800-SAL-ARMY or go their website at www.salvationarmyusa.org.
      Katrina affecting gas prices
      The Katrina crisis is affecting gas prices across the country. Here at home,
      Two key pipelines feed the Piedmont-Triad. Those two are still adding
      capacity. The Colonial Line is now up to 73 percent and the company expects
      to be back to full operations by the end of weekend.
      Salvation Army sends food to victims
      The Greensboro Salvation Army is headed out to provide meals to the victims
      of Hurricane Katrina. Sunday, relief workers loaded a mobile feeding unit
      traveling to a staging area in Jackson, Mississippi. The mobile kitchen is
      manned by 9 workers and it has enough food to serve more than 45-hundred
      meals for 3 days. The group plans to stay in the gulf for about 14 days.
      Displaced teachers can look for jobs in Piedmont
      Teachers who were forced to leave their homes and schools in the Gulf area
      are more than welcome to move to the Piedmont. The Guilford County Schools
      has many opportunities for teachers and other educational professionals
      available within its district. For Employment assistance, call 370-8055
      between eight and five starting Tuesday or go to the districts website at
      www.gcsnc.com.
      Updated by: K. Floyd
      *Source: http://www.fox8wghp.com/news/
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