UNI professor spends Christmas giving disaster aid

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A University of Northern Iowa professor calls her time volunteering in the typhoon-raved Philippines “the most different Christmas I’ve ever had in my life.”

But Michele Devlin tells KWWL TV (http://bit.ly/Jbh1TJ ) she hasn’t regretted her decision to go to the Philippines to work with the American Red Cross.

She says she’s among five Americans who have joined dozens of other Red Cross volunteers in the Philippines, where a November typhoon killed more than 6,000 people and leveled thousands of homes.

Devlin, who focuses on health issues at UNI, says children and adults have repeatedly thanked her and other volunteers for the help they are bringing to the devastated country.

She’ll remain for a couple more weeks before returning to Cedar Falls.

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Information from: KWWL-TV, http://www.kwwl.com

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