Hurricane Katrina Relief
The Salvation Army provides a reliable channel of emergency assistance for Hurricane Katrina victims. A $100 donation to The Salvation Army will feed a family of four for two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household clean-up kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning supplies. Any amount you can send will be put to good use immediately.Donations may be sent to the local Salvation Army office at: P.O. Box 2964, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602 (please indicate “Disaster Relief” in the memo section). One hundred percent of your contribution will be forwarded to The Salvation Army’s storm relief efforts. You may also donate securely online at: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org, or by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).
The town of Carbondale, Carbondale Police and Carbondale Fire departments are heading up a local communitywide effort to organize and facilitate a focused response to bring relief to the gulf coast following Hurricane Katrina. Incident Commanders are fire Chief Ron Leach and town manager Tom Baker. Fire Chief Ron Leach has been in contact with the emergency commander for Hancock County, Mississippi, covering over 100 miles of gulf coast and the communities and villages that were hardest hit. It has been two weeks since the hurricane hit, and they still have not received any relief. Pearlington, Miss., has been completely wiped out. Their population is just slightly less than Carbondale’s.The police and fire departments will collect cash donations at the annual street dance on Main Street this Sunday night. Donations will purchase specific supplies to be taken to Mississippi as early as next week. The need is urgent. Alpine Bank has established a Carbondale Katrina Relief Fund to which anyone can donate funds. Other donation sites include Carbondale Town Hall and Carbondale Fire Department. For further information, call the fire department at 963-2235.
The Dogwood Grill and Aspen Valley Hurricane Relief Fund present a cocktail party and silent auction from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Dogwood Grille in Basalt, to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds to be donated to the Bush/Clinton Hurricane Fund. For more information contact David Rittvo (a New Orleans native) at 963-9418 or Susan Koch at 927-4000.
In coordination with the American Red Cross, Fin’s Grille is sponsoring two fund-raising events for the efforts to rebuild lives of Hurricane Katrina victims. One hundred percent of the proceeds of these events will go to the American Red Cross, earmarked for Katrina relief.There will be a Katrina Benefit Cajun Buffet, with live music by Marty Martinez and Friends, from 5-9:30 p.m. Thursday. There is also a silent auction through 9 p.m. Thursday. Call 404-1819 to donate an item or service for the auction.
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