>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

La Grande, OR forecast
& Eastern Oregon University Valley Cam

http://tinyurl.com/n2723qt
Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

Today's front page

Image of The Observer's Front Page

Get Home Delivery of The Observer for only $8.50 per month, $9.50 for motor routes. Just click here and after filling out one simple and secure online form you could be on your way to learning more information about local, state and world news.

manage your account »

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow RED CROSS TAPS LG COUNSELOR FOR HELP IN NEW YORK

RED CROSS TAPS LG COUNSELOR FOR HELP IN NEW YORK

By Alice Perry Linker

Observer Staff Writer

Aylee Welch doesnt know what shell find when she arrives in New York today.

Ive been told theres no lodging, no services, nothing, she said Thursday as she completed her travel plans.

Welch, a licensed mental health counselor, is headed for an American Red Cross shelter in New Brunswick, N.J., just across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. She has volunteered to spend the next 12 days counseling and supporting Red Cross workers as they provide assistance and shelter to victims of the World Trade Center attack.

I want all my friends to send me energy while Im there, Welch said.

The La Grande resident has been trained by the Red Cross to serve during disasters. She said she has often been asked to help, but shes never gone to a disaster scene, believing that her clients in Union County needed her more.

This time the calls were urgent, she said. I fell this is what Id prepared for.

While in the Red Cross shelter, Welch will lead crisis debriefing groups and assess volunteers as they return from the devastated areas into their normal lives.

Ill try to do anything that comes up in the shelter, she said.

Explaining the importance of counseling the Red Cross volunteers, Welch said, If we prioritize the care for the workers, it will filter down in a good way.

In addition to running a private counseling service, Welch is a counselor with the Health Network for Rural Schools, working with students in the North Powder and Union school districts. She is a violinist with the Grande Ronde Symphony and Quartet Dolce.

 
blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

LaGrandeObserver.com works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari

forum viagra pour femme generique du cialis kamagra eu acquisto tadalafil viagra kaufen berlin viagra op doktersrecept prix clomid vendo cialis napoli cialis pas cher à paris viagra alternatieven acheter du cialis en ligne köpa viagra på apoteket sildenafil citrato vendita proscar rezeptfrei spanien viagra pasti achat cialis meilleur prix propecia kaufen propecia en ligne köpa cialis cialis ne marche pas