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Oregonians Going Green to Help Katrina Rebuilding Effort

May 21, 2007

A group of Oregon companies is helping rebuild New Orleans. A truckload of "green" building materials is in New Orleans this week to help provide supplies to hard-hit neighborhoods where Oregon-based Mercy Corps is working with community groups and leaders. Jolynn Fisher with the group says the materials include recycled paint, bamboo plywood and other lumber.

“[The supplies go anywhere] from private homes to public centers, you name it, wherever the materials are most needed to help rebuild parts of New Orleans.”

Jonathan Randall is with Freightliner, which donated the vehicle to transport the materials.

“We feel it's our duty when we have assets that we can provide to help in this cause. We have vehicles that can certainly transport what's needed down there, and we're more than pleased to provide them when needed.”

The shipment is a follow-up the "Flight of Friendship" that brought more than 100 Oregonians, including Gov. Kulongoski and Portland Mayor Tom Potter to New Orleans to better understand what the city needed to rebuild.

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Dondrea Warner/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - OR