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UW-Eau Claire Alumnus/Eau Claire Native Helping in Florida

 MAILED:  Aug. 27, 2004

Mike Gilboy, a May 2004 graduate from UW-Eau Claire and an Eau Claire native, is working for the American Red Cross through the AmeriCorps program in the Ft. Myers area of Florida. Mike arrived there the Monday before Hurricane Charley hit.

His mother, Joanie Gilboy, works in UW-Eau Claire's office of records and registration. She said her son's duties relating to the Hurricane clean up efforts have ranged from helping set up shelters to answering phones.

Mike Gilboy was in Michigan this week for more training. He will then return to Florida.

If you are interested in talking with Mike Gilboy about his experiences following the hurricane, you can contact his mother, Joanie Gilboy, at (715) 836-2643 or She can help you get in touch with her son.

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 Judy Berthiaume, Director
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Updated: December 28, 2004