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Slater man heads to gulf region to aid hurricane victims

Monday, October 17, 2005

(Photo contributed) Archie Wayne Blumhorst of Slater prepares a truckload of appliances for the trip to the Gulf Coast region.
Last week, Slater resident Archie Wayne Blumhorst decided to head to the Gulf Coast region to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Blumhorst loaded up his old Ford pickup with items that he and his wife, Wanita, gathered either through their own contributions or donations from area residents who found out about the Blumhorsts' plans to help the hurricane victims.

The items that Blumhorst took with him include washers and dryers, microwaves, bedding and cases of ibuprofen.

Wanita explained that her husband is a member of the Veterans For Peace organization and that she is a member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

"My husband is such a good-hearted and generous person," she said.

Blumhorst had several stops ahead of him on his way to his ultimate destination of Pritchard, Ala., where he plans to stay and help out at a Veterans for Peace relief center.

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