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Information on local relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina

Information on local relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina

September 10, 2005
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In conjunction with central Pennsylvania trucking companies and their drivers, local churches and area volunteers, Shuster will have three donation stations where people may drop off selected goods today, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Second and Washington streets in Chambersburg, is a drop-off area.

Items to be collected are new baby/child supplies, new school supplies and new personal hygiene supplies.

The goods will be collected locally and shipped by area truckers to the victims. Trucks were donated by Smith Trucking and Perfetti Trucking.

State corrections collecting for victims

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 every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Solliday Oil Co. taking donations

Donations are being accepted at Solliday Oil Co. through Sept. 17 for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Items will be accepted at the company, at 325 E. Wilson Blvd., 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 the list of contents.

Trailer company accepting donations

WILLIAMSPORT - Fleetwood Travel Trailers of Maryland is accepting donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The plant, on Governor Lane Boulevard, is accepting donations 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, diapers, energy drinks, energy 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 partners with Red Cross

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

VIP Mobility sends supplies to victims

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.

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.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Several high school students are raising money with the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living to meet the basic human and medical needs of senior citizens and people with disabilities within the New Orleans and Biloxi, Miss., areas.

All of the money raised will pay for items such as medicine, medical supplies, durable medical goods, food and clothing, according to a news release.

For information, call Victoria at 304-264-0492 or Taylor at 304-267-8012. Donations also may be mailed to NWVCIL, P.O. Box 4125, Martinsburg, WV 25402.

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