Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Boat People SOS Calls Seeks Aid for Ike Survivors

Are you in the Gulf Coast? Have time or language skills to donate to a good cause? Consider this plea from organization, Boat People SOS:

Boat People SOS Meeting Urgent Needs Today, Empowering Vietnamese Communities for Tomorrow:

"Urgent! BPSOS Seeks Houston-Area Volunteers to Help Hurricane Survivors

September 19, 2008: The Gulf Coast's Vietnamese Americans need your help! Ike and Gustav hit the Gulf Coast even harder than Katrina, and we are working to connect evacuees to urgently-need services. On Thursday and Friday alone, BPSOS-Houston staff and our fantastic volunteers helped 226 people deal with the disaster!

You can make a difference, especially if you are bilingual. Join us at the office to record people's needs and contact information, and refer them to the right services! Houston is the focus now, but we are collecting information about areas that are safe to deploy volunteers.

To volunteer in Houston, or at locations to be determined, call (281) 530-6888, or email info@bpsos.org."