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S&T ENTERPRISE: DISASTER RELIEF POLL HOTLINE BEGINS SERVICE

 S&T ENTERPRISE: DISASTER RELIEF POLL HOTLINE BEGINS SERVICE
 HILLSBORO, Ore., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The late 1980s and early 1990s have been a period of multiple disasters, natural, as well as unnatural, S&T Enterprise said today. A few of these diasters include riots, earthquakes and hurricanes. The people of such disasters have been literally devastated. Some of these disasters have caused many deaths, while others have caused massive structural damage, health problems, hunger, thirst, panic, immeasurable stress and chaos.
 S&T Enterprise's new and exciting Relief Poll Hotline is designed to let people voice their opinion of relief service. This hotline will be used for three purposes.
 1) To help make the general population aware of the feelings, opinions and relief received during a disaster -- expressed by the people affected. This will be done by highly publicizing the results of this poll.
 2) A portion of the proceeds generated will be donated to the American Red Cross.
 3) To help any non-profit organization by raising the awareness of relief needed from the people not directly affected or involved with the disasters. These organizations are dedicated to helping those people that have been devastatingly affected by such disasters.
 In most cases, the people involved have nobody or nowhere to go for help besides the non-profit organizations and/or the federal government. Although victims are grateful for any help they receive, the help is either too little, too late, or is not the kind of aid that is necessary. The people's reactions to the aid range from angered disgust to ecstatic relief, depending on the quality of aid received.
 These disasters have come so close to each other that non-profit organizations are literally drained of funds desperately needed for medical treatment, food, water, clothing, shelter and therapy. These organizations have done and are doing the best they can to help. Unfortunately, the amount of aid available is not enough.
 The federal government also plays a very important part in giving aid to victims of such disasters. This aid is similar to the aid given by non-profit organizations. While studies have shown that funds allotted by the federal government for such disasters are very helpful, the studies have also shown that a small percent of these disaster areas do not receive all the aid allotted to them. After three years, some of the disaster areas did not receive even one half of the federal aid available to them. If this is true, will the victims ever receive the balance of the funds allotted, or will the disaster just be forgotten?
 The Disaster Relief Poll may be reached by calling 1-900-990-0085, ext. 670 for good relief service or 1-900-990-0085, ext. 671 for poor relief service.
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 /CONTACT: Dale Silva of S&T Enterprise, 503-591-5997/ CO: S&T Enterprise ST: Oregon IN: SU:


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