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Tri-State area responds to relief efforts

September 11, 2005

Northern Middle collecting items


Northern Middle School students and staff continue to collect essential items for people in the affected regions of Hurricane Katrina.

During the week of Sept. 12, donations of bottled water and hygiene items will be accepted. For the week of Sept. 19, bottled water and cleaning products are requested.

Heritage Academy packing toiletries


Heritage Academy is organizing packages including toiletries to send to Hurricane Katrina victims.

The items needed include baby powder, shampoo, soap, washcloths/hand towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, brushes and combs.

Academy officials ask that people assemble those items in Ziploc bags and drop them off at Heritage Academy, at 12215 Walnut Point West, on Sept. 31 and Oct. 1.

Humane Society accepting donations


The Humane Society of Washington County is accepting donations to assist rescuers and animals in the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

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Items needed include large kennels, free-standing chain-link kennels, small animal housing for birds, fish, etc., disposable litter pans and food bowls, zip-lock bags, padlocks with keys, industrial-strength latex gloves, rubber gloves, cotton balls, contractor strength trash bags and pooper scoopers.

Donations may be dropped off at the Humane Society shelter, 13011 Maugansville Road, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations will not be collected on Sunday and Monday.

Bowman Sales & Equipment has donated a trailer for the supplies. Humane Society officials still are seeking a donated tractor and driver to deliver the supplies.

For information, call 301-733-2060.

Shuster organizes donation drive in Pa.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and his staffers have organized a 9th Districtwide donation drive to help the victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina.

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, 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 one of the drop-off areas.

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.

High school students raise money for items


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.

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. in Hagerstown 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.

Fleetwood Travel Trailers joins effort


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.

Weis/Cressler's accepting donations


SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -The associates of Weis/Cressler's Marketplace is accepting donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Pepsi Cola has provided a trailer, which will be in place at Cressler's Marketplace, at 1075 West King St. in Shippensburg. Associates hope to collect bottled water, canned food items, personal hygiene items and diapers. The items will be transported to the Gulf Coast by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

Items will be accepted today from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For information, call 717 532-2161.

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