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Red Cross requests donations be made to its Disaster Relief Fund

HERKIMER – After the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, concerned people are planning to donate items such as food and clothing to Katrina’™s victims. However, the American Red Cross would prefer donations to the Red Cross’™s Disaster Relief Fund.

‘œWhile we appreciate the kind intentions,’ said [...]

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Red Cross requests donations be made to its Disaster Relief Fund

HERKIMER – After the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, concerned people are planning to donate items such as food and clothing to Katrina’™s victims. However, the American Red Cross would prefer donations to the Red Cross’™s Disaster Relief Fund.

‘œWhile we appreciate the kind intentions,’ said Kelly Brown of the Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, ‘œthe logistics of organizing and moving such items under these conditions are not viable.’

Because the infrastructure of the affected area was damaged, it makes it difficult to reach victims. The Red Cross currently is sets up outside of the damaged areas as some of those areas are still flooded.

Contributions to the Red Cross’™s Disaster Relief Fund can be made online at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW.

Here’™s the AP’™s partial list of Katrina Relief information and numbers.

Information Week has additional information and links to donate money or supplies to help the victims of hurricane Katrina.

The California Yankee and The Naked Truth are also compiling a list of agencies that are taking donations to help Katrina’™s victims.

Local news coverage of the fallout from Katrina in New Orleans’¦

ALL RESIDENTS ON THE EAST BANK OF ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON REMAINING IN THE METRO AREA ARE BEING TOLD TO EVACUATE AS EFFORTS TO SANDBAG THE LEVEE BREAK HAVE ENDED. THE PUMPS IN THAT AREA ARE EXPECTED TO FAIL SOON AND 9 FEET OF WATER IS EXPECTED IN THE ENTIRE EAST BANK. WITHIN THE NEXT 12-15 HOURS

WWL-TV blog with updates as they come in.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 by Richard Blair |
Category: General

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