Six CCC crews -- a total of 81 corpsmembers and staff --
depart October 14 for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The crews will spend a month
helping with cleanup efforts following the devastating August flooding.
The crews will "muck and gut" buildings, removing
carpet, drywall and flooring as well as other wet or moldy material. Once that
work is completed, contractors will be able to begin the rebuilding and
The crews dispatched to Louisiana are based in Lake Tahoe,
Los Angeles, Pomona, San Bernardino, San Diego and San Luis Obispo.
Following Hurricane Rita in 2005, the CCC sent a similar
contingent to Louisiana for recovery work.
Funding for the effort is provided by FEMA through the
Corporation for National and Community Service.