Message from the Acting Director:
As you know, the State of Illinois has been actively assisting hurricane relief efforts throughout the Gulf Coast. CMS has played a critical support role in telecommunications and procurement. I am proud of your efforts and will share a recap with all of you later.
Right now I’m looking for volunteers. The State of Louisiana has requested 75 volunteers to assist with clerical duties and data entry to appropriately catalog and route social services information. The information will be coming from CMS provided mobile command posts. Volunteers are needed for one to two weeks of deployment and depart via bus this Saturday September 10, 2005.
Obviously, this is a major commitment that should be discussed with family and work supervisors. You will be paid during your time away from work. Contact XXXXX XXXXX at 217-XXX-XXXX or e-mail XXXXXXXXXXXX.
Thanks for your help in this time of great need.
Let's hope a lot of CMS personnel can make a decision quicker than Jim Edgar and go down to lend a hand.