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Disaster Assistance is Now Bi-Lingual

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

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

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

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