Another call for help |

Another call for help

Once again, those in need are calling on those who have for help. Because we live in a thoughtful, caring community, dozens of area businesses have begun soliciting their customers to help the hurricane victims around New Orleans. Our area marinas, town halls and others have placed donation containers at their front desks. Nickels, dimes, dollars, coats and food will help.However, the Red Cross does not need volunteers. On Thursday morning alone, 2,000 people signed up in Denver for the cause.We need to be conscious of what is needed, and what is not. The simplest and most effective way is to directly contact the American Red Cross.We will run the following on our front page of the paper until New Orleans begins to recover from this tragedy:”To help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, contact the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. Call 1-800 HELP-NOW or, for Spanish, 1 (800) 257-7575. Donate online at, or for the Spanish website, visit Checks can be sent to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.”Thanks again for being a caring community. Thousands have nothing left after the storm. Let us share what we have with them.

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