Hurricane Aid briefs

September 03, 2005

Martin's customers can give at checkout

Martin's Food Stores will partner with the American Red Cross to raise money to assist the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

At 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, call 1-800-HELPNOW or visit

Funeral home seeking nonperishable items

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 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 items such 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, at 1331 Eastern Blvd. in Hagerstown, will accept donations daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Interfaith Housing sets $10,000 goal

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 Tuesday so that funds may be sent quickly.

Checks may be made to Interfaith Housing Alliance, with a note that the money is intended for the disaster services in Louisiana. The mailing address is Interfaith Housing, 731 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701

Jellystone Park is collecting supplies

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park 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.

Firm to give $500 for each transaction

Frederick Real Estate Group LLC will donate $500 from every settled real estate transaction over the next six months to the American Red Cross.

The office, at 9093 Ridgefield Drive, also may be used as a drop-off site for clothing, canned goods and other supplies for hurricane victims, broker Susan Gargon said.

For information, call 301-695-3333.

VIP Mobility is filling trucks with supplies

VIP Mobility has sent one truck of supplies for hurricane victims and has begun filling a second.

Hoffman Transport Inc. of Greencastle, Pa., provided seven skids of water and other supplies also are coming in, according to Connie Daley.

Supplies may be dropped off at VIP Mobility at 18113 Maugans Ave.

For information, call 301-791-3838.

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