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Volunteers don't take 'no' for an answer


Last updated 11/15/2007 at Noon

When devoted volunteers know in their hearts that they are needed, they don’t take “no” for an answer when offering their help – especially when it means assisting people in obtaining basic survival supplies, like food, after a fire.

As the county-organized Fallbrook Local Assistance Center began setting up to help victims of the Fallbrook (Rice Canyon) Fire, for applicants, the perplexity of working through the myriad paperwork proved greater than anticipated.

As often happens with a first-time event, there were challenges along the way. While many fire victims were prepared to d...

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