SI: In The News






7 KHQA
Keokuk
Hannibal
Quincy
Winfield residents remove sandbags
WINFIELD, MO (AP) — Volunteers have started removing the hundreds of thousands of sandbags used to keep floodwaters at bay in the northeast Missouri town of Winfield.

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Source: Channel 7 KHQA in Illinois

St. Louis
Post Dispatch
Volunteers remove sandbags in Winfield
WINFIELD — It took the National Guard to build it and now an army of volunteers is working to tear down Winfield's temporary levee.

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Source: www.stltoday.com

KTVI
Fox TV
St. Louis
Volunteers Tear Down Winfield Levee
It took the National Guard to build it and now an army of volunteers is working to tear down Winfield's temporary levee.

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Source: www.myfoxstl.com

KTVI
Fox TV
St. Louis
Volunteers Clean Homes in Flood-Ravaged Winfield
The flood waters have receded in many places but the clean-up continues in places like Winfield. Volunteers came from across the country to help homeowners who turned into flood victims when the levees broke.

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Source: www.myfoxstl.com

Tricounty
Journal
Agencies Still Pitching In To Help With Cleanup
As the cleanup and recovery process continues, federal officials have moved into Pacific to help get disaster aid to the people who need it most. City officials have shut down the emergency operations center that was set up at City Hall for about two weeks, following the flooding in late March.

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Source: Tricounty Journal. Used by permission.

The Missourian
Online
Free Flood Cleanup Service Is Available
Service International (SI), a faith-based volunteer group from Chesterfield Valley, is offering to provide flood cleanup at no cost to Pacific property owners.

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Source: The Missourian/eMissourian. Used by permission.

St. Louis
Business
Journal
Chase Furnishings Will Go to Katrina Victims
Developers of The Private Residences at The Chase Park Plaza are donating furniture, fixtures, cabinets and appliances from 250 Park Plaza apartments to help Hurricane Katrina survivors and re-settlers who are restoring buildings. The Chase said Thursday that the developers recently partnered with Chesterfield, Mo.-based Service International, a nonprofit community restoration organization, on their in-kind donations.

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Source: St. Louis Business Journal. Used by permission.

St. Louis
Suburban
Journals
Dental Volunteers "Give Kids A Smile"
More than 500 volunteers recently rolled up their sleeves, fastened bandannas, threw on cowboy hats and went to work giving some underprivileged children healthy smiles during "Give Kids A Smile Goes West," a country-themed dental clinic.

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Source: West County Journals and Mary Shapiro, Editor. Used by permission.

Oral
Roberts
University
Bigger Than Them
We may not have found the cure for the common cold, but ORU students seem to have discovered the remedy for another common plague: selfishness. Find out how . . .

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Source: Oral Roberts University Alumni Foundation. Used by permission.

ORU Students Spend Fall Break Helping Out in New Orleans
More than a year later, the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina are no longer in the public eye as they were in the weeks just after the storm. But as a group of Tulsa college students found out, residents in New Orleans are still in desperate need of help.

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Source: kotv.com
Chesterfield Relief Organization Rebuilds Homes, Lives Of Hurricane Victims
"I really, really, badly needed help but I was scared. I was scared to let anybody in my house." She did open her door one day and ended up with an army of volunteers dressed in orange. Orange is the color of Service International, a Chesterfield based organization with the motto 'Honor God, Help People.'

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Source: ksdk.com

News
Leader
.com
Army of church volunteers proves power of numbers
...There were more than 300 orange-shirted volunteers up and down the streets this weekend, helping residents clean up after a tornado that ravaged the Lawrence County town two weeks ago...

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Source: News-Leader.com
SLU Students Travel to New Orleans to Assist Hurricane Victims
SLU students will assist Service International with the demolition of buildings that were flooded or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. After demolition, the students will help with power washing, sanitizing and rebuilding efforts.

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Source: Saint Louis University website
Students give up spring break to help hurricane-hit area
ST. LOUIS Thirty-nine Saint Louis University students head south for spring break tomorrow, but it won't be the traditional party on the beach. The students are giving up their vacation to help the rebuilding effort in New Orleans. They will assist Service International with demolition of buildings that were flooded or destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

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Source: Channel 10 KLFY in Lafayette, LA
Relief Volunteers Return Home From Hurricane Zone
The week after Christmas has been no holiday for a group of church-based volunteers in Chesterfield. Instead of taking time off, they headed south to join hurricane recovery efforts.

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Source: ksdk.com - St. Louis NBC Affiliate
Reuters cites SI's Tsunami Relief Effort
Respected information giant Reuters cited SI's efforts for providing shelter to tsunami victims left homeless since last December. The article states that "St. Louis-based Christian evangelical group Service International was among the first to build permanent homes in Sri Lanka."

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Source: Reuters
Michigan Group Joins SI to Help Hurricane Victims
The Allegan County News article states, "For Hamilton [Michigan] residents, Ron and Paula Lancaster, it was a chance to answer that call for help." The Hamiltons led a group from their church to join SI and help hurricane relief victims.

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Source: ZWire - The Allegan County News
The Times-Picayune: Faith, help and charity
"After finishing its own flood recovery, a St. Louis church formed a ministry with a mandate to help people clean up after floods anywhere in the world. It's called Service International, and it's at work here."

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Source: The Times-Picayune