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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the worlds only daily column happy to bring you another dispatch from down on the bayou.Thats right, weve gotten another update from volunteer extraordinaire Steve Huntley, the Summit County local who recently packed up his life, set off for the Crescent City, and made a new home in the eye of the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding effort, namely in New Orleans consistently troubled Ninth Ward.Big Steve is happy to report real progress, saying were headed in the right direction. Huntley is volunteering with a nonprofit group called Common Ground a group of altruistic folks on the front lines of the comeback of New Orleans easily one of Americas greatest cities. (You can make a difference, too … go to http://www.commongroundrelief.org, find out more, then send a check!)Right now, Huntley says, most of their efforts are at getting local people back on the electrical grid. As such, they desperately need skilled hands to help out. Know any electricians, plumbers, or carpenters with free schedules?Anyway, his big message: Just dont forget about us.If youd like to transform your guilt into action, another way to contribute is to get in touch with the Summit County Builders Association, at (970) 668-6013. Theyre collecting building materials to send down to New Orleans later this year. They need storage, too, so if you can provide that, theyd be grateful as well.***We out, guilt-ridden.


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