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Disaster Assistance is Now Bi-Lingual

Posted May 30, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Coping with a natural disaster is hard enough, but imagine needing help and not being able to communicate with anyone. It what happened during the aftermath of Hurricane Fran, to the thousands of North Carolinians who speak only Spanish.

Now,thanks to a new program called Project Hope, volunteers are spreading the word to area Latinos about where to get help and how to prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Project Hope offers a variety of services. Catholic Social Services in Raleigh started the project because of problems Latinos experienced after the September, 1996 storm.