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Betty Scranton, of Glenwood Springs, saw the images of the devastation left by Katrina and now she wants to do something to help. She has started the networking process of contacting other caring people and people who also want to help. Call her at 945-6855 for more information or ideas on how to help.When and where were you born? May 8, 1944, Craig. Been a resident of Glenwood Springs since 1987.Are you retired? Am personally not familiar with that concept.Why do you want to get involved with the Katrina effort? When people die in America, Americans dont walk by without helping. Americans did what they had to do after 9-11. We saw our children reaching out after 9-11, gathering pennies and sending letters of support. Simple stuff that gave those suffering hope and the will to carry on.What can people do to help? What if each town or city in America adopts a family in crisis? How can each of us, right here, right now, show America the way to true love and support? We can help a family, or we can bring them here to show them a bit of Colorado hospitality.What do you enjoy doing with your spare time? To use whatever God-given abilities I have to simply love and care for others.Whats your favorite memory over the years? My favorite memory one that never fades is the day my son was born, June 8, 1968, in Alamogordo, N.M.What are you most grateful for? I have to say that its the blessed freedom to change, grow and share.Where would I like to visit if it were anywhere? The Gulf Coast. I want Americas refugees to know how much we care. Their needs are immediate as well as long-term. Id like to go there and bring back a family or two for some western hospitality and a little R&R. I know others in our area feel the same way.What words of advice can you offer to the younger generation? Live life all at once.Five Minutes With valley seniors runs Saturdays in the Post Independent.


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