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Caz: Southern Comfort heads south

"There are four high school students from Cazenovia going on this trip, Emily Davies, Jenny Quilty, Phill Kugler and Jordain Plummer, along with seven adults from Caz," Davies said. "The total number from CNY will be about 60.

There may not be electricity, running water or any retail business nearby. Among other things, this means that restroom facilities are not readily available. Portable toilets may be positioned around these communities.

"We'll spend the nights in a church, sleeping on the floor, " Davies said. "We have to plan and cook our own meals."

Project members have found that their efforts not only help with the physical work but also offer an opportunity to overcome the depression and inertia being experienced by many of the victims of this natural disaster. They also sent two tractor trailer loads of books and school supplies. Check out the web site at ice4safety.com and click on Southern Comfort.

"The acts of selflessness performed by Operation Southern Comfort volunteers continues to have a profound impact on the lives of the people and communities they've served as well as their own," Davies said.

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