Groups seek help for Katrina victims

September 02, 2005

Interfaith Housing Alliance hopes to raise $10,000

Interfaith Housing Alliance hopes to collect $10,000 to send to Southern Mutual Help Association (SMHA), a charitable organization in rural Louisiana. The staff and Board of Trustees of Interfaith Housing have contributed $4,000.

The collection of donations will end Sept. 6 so that funds may be sent quickly. Checks should be made to Interfaith Housing Alliance, with a note that the money is intended for the disaster services in Louisiana, and sent to Interfaith Housing, 731 N. Market St., Frederick, Md. 21701

Customers can give $1 with grocery purchase

Martin's Food Stores will partner with the American Red Cross to raise money to assist the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. At the checkout, customers will have the opportunity to make a $1 donation to the American Red Cross. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

Martin's will continue the campaign through Sept. 17 at all of its locations. For more information on the relief effort, visit or call 1-800-HELPNOW.


Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park collecting supplies

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Williamsport is collecting supplies to send to a Yogi Bear campground in Robert, La., that has been turned into a refugee camp. Local camp officials say they plan to send a truck of supplies Monday.

Supplies needed include diapers, water and food. Donations may be taken to the local campground at 16519 Lappans Road near Williamsport. For information, call the campground at 301-223-7117.

Funeral home collecting nonperishable items

The Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home at 1331 Eastern Blvd. in Hagerstown is collecting donations of nonperishable items for hurricane victims.

A tractor-trailer at the funeral home will be leaving Tuesday for the Gulf Coast, Fiery said.

People may donate such items as duct tape, bleach, empty gas cans, shovels, work gloves, diapers, baby formula and personal hygiene products. People are asked not to donate clothing.

The funeral home will accept donations daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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