Obama to Ask Donors to Help Gustav Victims

Associated Press

The Land of Lincolner says in a brief availability Sunday he’ll tap his huge network of donors, volunteers to help with the hurricane after it comes inland.

“I think we can get tons of volunteers to travel down there, if it becomes necessary,” he tells reporters after attending church in Lima, Ohio.

He says he’ll first ask officials in the affected areas what is most needed, which may not be known for a few days.

Read transcript here. Read pool reports of church visit here and here.

Before church, Obama spoke with Louisiana Lt. Gov. Landrieu. He’ll talk with Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff shortly.

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