Area relief efforts to benefit hurricane victims

September 07, 2005

Red Cross to hold telethon for victims

NBC25 and the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a hurricane relief telethon today from 5 to 8 p.m. Viewers may call 301-791-7692 during the live telethon to make a monetary donation.

For information about the campaign, visit

MCTC is accepting donations for relief

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has launched a statewide effort to collect supplies for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Nonperishable food and critical supplies may be taken to five locations in the state, including one in Washington County.

Maryland Correctional Training Center, on Roxbury Road south of Hagerstown, will accept donations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

School supplies and toiletries being taken

Donations are being accepted at Solliday Oil Company, 325 E. Wilson Blvd., through Sept. 17 for victims of Hurricane Katrina.


Items will be checked in Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Among the things most needed are school supplies, baby wipes, powder, diapers, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, towels, washcloths and peanuts, according to Roy Grove.

Contributors are asked not to bring clothes.

Items should be packed in boxes and labeled with list of contents.

Fleetwood plant gathering supplies

Fleetwood Travel Trailers of Maryland, Governor Lane Boulevard, is accepting donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina at the plant weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The items will be transported to a Salvation Army distribution point in Jackson, Miss. The trailer is being donated by Bowman Sales in Williamsport.

Items requested are individual-sized bottled water, sanitary supplies/cleaning, paper goods, medical supplies, baby supplies and diapers, energy drinks and bars, dry cereal, powdered milk, canned food goods, dry pet food, chain saws, rip saws and trash bags.

Donors are asked not to bring clothing. Items should be boxed when possible.

Martin's customers can make $1 donation

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.

Martin's will continue the campaign through Sept. 17 at all locations.

For more information on the relief effort, call 1-800-HELPNOW or visit

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 camp for evacuees.

Camp officials say they sent a truck of supplies Monday. Another truck is being loaded. Supplies needed include diapers, water and food.

Donations may be taken to the campground at 16519 Lappans Road near Williamsport.

For information, call the campground at 301-223-7117.

Real estate deals equal a $500 donation

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 dropoff site for clothing, canned goods and other supplies for hurricane victims, broker Susan Gargon said.

For information, call 301-695-3333.

VIP Mobility taking supplies and water

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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