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03/23/04

Jasper County CERT Needs Volunteers

It's a free class for a good cause, and it might not make it much longer. There's trouble for Jasper County's community emergency response team. It needs more members. Right now, only ten people have signed up, but the team needs 50 more to qualify for the federal grant that pays for the program.

Emergency management officials say they hope to get people who normally have nothing to do with that type of work to join. "Personal gratification, instant gratification, if you will, is probably the best thing you can say," said emergency management official Mike Hodges. "The people get to come in and give of their talents, give of their time and share their abilities with people who need it the most."

The federal grant is for $10,000.

People who want to sign up can call 843-726-7607.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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