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    Posted June 29, 2010 by
    Greater New Orleans, Louisiana
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Track the oil disaster

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    Oil Angels


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     geoffliving is traveling with JillFoser on a mission to tell the story of the Gulf oil disaster. geoffliving says these photos show people they've met along the way. The first frame shows a Gulf crabber named Kerry who has been out of work since the oil disaster took hold. He stopped to seek aid at a community center in St. Bernard Parish, which is where geoffliving found him. More photos follow of ordinary folks and people working to help.
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    In the face of one of the nation's worst man made disasters -- the Deep Horizon oil spill -- these nonprofit angels, workers and affected fisher families fight to keep prospects and morale up.


    1) Kerry is a sixth family generation fisherman waiting for aid. He's focusing on making it through the day and tomorrow.


    2) This young girl waited with her Vietnamese fishing family for aid.


    3) Natalie Jayroe runs Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans, which has already provided 200,000 meals to affected families.


    4) These workers were cleaning and preparing oil booms at Breton Sound Marina.


    5) Tony Martinez runs Beton Sound Marina, staging ground for oil booms. The marina employed eight before Deep Horizon, now it holds 1400 workers.


    6) Colleen D'Aquin, Gordon Wadge  & Helen Smith of Catholic Charities, one of the most active charities helping fishing families.


    7) Vietnamese fishing families wait for aid.


    8) American fishing families wait for aid.


    9) Jill Foster, May Yu and Dan  Morrison discuss Citizen Effect's hopes to benefit the Gulf's fishing communities.


    10) The SBA Disaster team on Grand Isle seeks to help local businesses.

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