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SWLA Volunteer Housing & Coordination Center

Organization: Non-Profit Disaster Recovery
Facility Type: Volunteer Camp
Status: Open

Address:
1104 Recreation Blvd.

Lake Charles, LA 70611

Region:Southwest
County/Parish:Calcasieu

Capacity: 200


Main/General Business Number: 337-217-0428 Fax: (337) 217-0431
Main/General Business E-mail Address: (hidden)
Website: http://swlavols.org/index.html

Management Contact: (hidden)
Management Phone: (hidden)



Eligibility For Services:Impacted by 2005 - Hurricane Rita



This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary

Notes:

2/4/08 LTel:

Spoke to Cathi Talent/Vol. Coord. All information on the website and in the database is current, up to date and accurate w/exception to some staff changes and clarity of their services.

NOTE: Their organization is funded through 2010. Once rebuilding is completed, this site will function as an ermergency response/incident command. Work orders for rebuilding are coordinated with Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, UMCOR, etc., but if you are an 'UNAFFILLIATED' group or individual volunteer, you are more than welcome to coordinate your stay with this volunteer camp.

June '08 - 20 volunteer spots still open
July '08 - 70 volunteer spots still open

SWLA is proud to boast that they have a steady flow of volunteers and many repeat groups of volunteers come back because their stay is very pleasant and
the housing amenities are homey and comfortable.

ANY AND ALL types of volunteers, whether skilled or not are welcome. They need help in warehouses, kitchens, yard clean up, painters, construction, etc. They can put anyone to work no matter what your skill set is.

Director: Billie Jean Bauer pipsdirector@yahoo.com 337-217-0428
Volunteer Coordinators:
Cathi Talent (OUT OF AREA VOLUNTEERS)cathitalent@yahoo.com
Rhonda Trahan (LOCAL VOLUNTEERS-SECRETARY FOR FACILITY) swlavols@yahoo.com
SWLA Housing Center Project Manager: Scott Shelton scottshelton@yahoo.com

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From the website:

How can we do this ?

With the help of other non-profit organizations in our
community....

Donations (from those who have already stayed here and
those not able to come and help) and lots of need for
volunteers in this area......(You will not be asked for
a donation but you are welcome to give)

When we first got into the volunteer project one of the
first things that came to our attention was the need for
housing these volunteers !! We had MANY volunteers willing
to come to this area to help the only problem was there was
no where for them to stay.

We had lots of opportunities to sign them up with
but still no place for them to stay!!!

We had people calling us everyday CAN we come help?
Yes you can. Was our answer! Their very next question was
is there anyplace for us to stay?

Our problem was not if they could get here, if they could
feed them selves, or if they were willing to work hard when
they got here! It was simply....WHERE WOULD THEY STAY??

Most of our churches and other organizations were full to
capacity and running over and also very drained...

What was the answer...

A HOUSING CENTER....that could hold these volunteers.....
Not only to have a place to sleep but to have a place to
cook shower and relax after a hard day of work in the
Louisiana heat.....

Want to VOLUNTEER come to .....Southwest Louisiana....Where we
need...a HAND UP not a HAND OUT!

Info Source/Changes:
website
Cathi Talent/Vol. Coordinator
Updated Region
(see full history)

Created At: Mon Apr 02 02:59:31 -0700 2007
Updated At: Mon Sep 15 07:57:54 -0700 2008
Updated By: CShe


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Affiliation: United Way Avail Show Edit
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Affiliation: Habitat For Humanity Avail Show Edit
Affiliation: Louisiana Family Recovery Corps Avail Show Edit
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Directories, New Orleans Volunteer Camps Avail Show Edit
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Facility: Community Center Avail Show Edit
Housing, Volunteer Housing ($ Donation Appreciated) 200 * Show Edit
Housing, Volunteer Housing * (ANY/ALL Types) Avail Show Edit
Kitchen, Kitchen Privileges (For Volunteers) Avail * Show Edit
Management, Volunteer Coordination Services Avail Show Edit
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Support for "All" Disasters Avail Show Edit
Support for Named Disaster: 2005 Hurricane Rita Support Avail Show Edit
Support for Named Disaster: 2008 Hurricane Ike Support Avail Show Edit
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Volunteers, Groups of Volunteers (This facility accomodates Groups of Volunteers) 200 Show Edit
Volunteers, Individual Volunteers (This facility accomodates Individuals Volunteers) 200 Show Edit
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