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News :: Organizing
Waters Rising: Volunteer Update 5-17-06
17 May 2006
Modified: 08:30:41 PM
The most recent update from the Waters Rising Collective.
Hello wonderful volunteers!
Lots of things are brewing here at Waters Rising. We’ve received a bunch of requests for help and volunteers and we are very much ready to go. If you are at all interested in coming out, give us a call and, by all means come! We have the means to house and feed you.

Tomorrow, (Friday, May 18th), our big project will be helping out the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, an organization that provides food to many grassroots organizations in the area. They need as many volunteers as they can get to help inspect and sort donated food. They are looking for people tomorrow between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Groups will be leaving from the Waters Rising house here in Andover in waves, one at 8:00am and one at noon. You can also head directly to the Food Bank, but please call them to let them know you’re coming: 978-685-8321. There is a short training involved, that they will provide when you get there.

If you want to come to the Waters Rising house first and head over to Lowell with us, feel free to come early and grab some breakfast with us so we can get to know each other. Please call us before you come, so that we can wait for you and advise you which roads to avoid due to flooding.

E-mail: newenglandfloodrelief (at)
AIM: watersrising

We also now have... A WEBSITE! Check there for updates:

If you want to head straight to the Food Bank, they are located at:
735 Broadway, Lowell MA.

Other updates: we are still waiting to hear back from Lazarus House, the flooded homeless shelter, as to what they will be needing from us, and we are also in touch with the Bread & Roses Housing Trust, who have four families in the flood zone. These families are currently not allowed or able to return to their homes, but when the waters recede, they will need our help to clean up the mess and rebuild. Stay tuned for more updates on that.

The Waters Rising Collective
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