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COPY-Montgomery Child Care Center Reaches Out to Disabled Katrina Victims

Evacuees are being housed in stadiums, shelters, and private homes all across the country . Most are able to get what they need by simply asking. But what about those without a voice? What about the children and adults with special needs?

One local organization is reaching out to the forgotten ones. At Father Walter Memorial Child Care Center, the needs of each child are unique and constant.

Father Manuel Williams says, "It's a daunting task, but it's one we do with a lot of joy."

Father Manuel fears many special needs children and adults may be in shelters or still trapped in homes without the care they require.

He says, "We don't want any child to die because they can't get the medical care they need."

That's why Father Walter's has contacted officials in Louisiana and Mississippi. The center is offering short term or even permanent care.

Father Manuel says, "Knowing the fragile nature of this population, we thought it is important that we make it known that we do have a facility."

Time is essential. Father Walter's is working with Alabama officials to cut through the red tape. Louisiana and Mississippi have formed teams to go shelter to shelter looking for the disabled.

"Some of the most horrible images of this tragedy are people dying from lack of basic medical care," says Father Manuel.

Manuel does not know how many additional children the center may get. But he wants to ensure, during this time of chaos, that not even one is forgotten.

Father Walter's is also opening its doors to evacuees in our area who have special needs. If you need help, or would like to make a donation to the center, the number is (334) 263-4221.

Reporter: Sally Pitts

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