Seeking Houston-Area Volunteers to Help Hurricane Survivors

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Even though Hurricane Ike and Gustav didn't make as much news as Katrina, they've affected a lot of people - including Asian Americans and the Vietnamese population in that area.

The group BPSOS is looking for volunteers that can help out, so if you or anyone else can lend a helping hand, make sure and get in touch with them:

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
Go to the BPSOS site for more information.