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Hurricane relief efforts

September 13, 2005

Yard, bake sale slated for Saturday



The Campus Life Club of Clear Spring Middle School will sponsor a yard and bake sale Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the ALM Monogramming Shop across from Sheetz at Huyetts Crossroads.

All proceeds will go to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Items may be donated for the sale and should be dropped off at ALM Monogramming Shop through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.




Operation Samaritan accepting donations



Operation Samaritan is a private relief program for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, founded by Cascade resident Jeffrey L. Gilchrist. The program has partnered with St. Stephens United Church of Christ in Cascade, New Day Ministries Church in Middletown, Md., and Expedited Services Inc., which is providing a trailer for donations.

Donations will be sent to a church in Houston.

Information is available at www.geocities.com/operationsamaritan. Donations are accepted at 25321 Springdale Ave. in Cascade. Donations are accepted anytime during daylight hours. Other drop-off points are in the Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., areas.

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Items accepted at Fairchild building



Donations are being accepted to be delivered to Washington Methodist Church in Washington, Miss. Canned food, baby items, paper supplies, aspirin, gloves and cleaning supplies are being sought. Donations will be accepted at the Fairchild building on Showalter Road through Friday from 2 to 8 p.m.




Mt. Pleasant Church collecting items



The Mt. Pleasant Church of God on Md. 77 is collecting donations for hurricane relief in a large trailer in the church parking lot through Sunday, Sept. 25.

Donations requested include new or used clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies, bottled water, canned foods with pop-top openers, baby supplies, pillows, blankets and new shoes.

Pastor Tim Williams is working through a church in Alabama for distribution in Mississippi. He will take the trailer south Sept. 26.

For information, call 301-824-6293 or drop off donations at 24107 Foxville Road, Smithsburg.




Lincolnshire seeking coin donations



A "Coins for Caring Campaign" will be at Lincolnshire Elementary School through Friday, Sept. 30. Students, staff, faculty and community members are asked to participate in the coin drive. The collection center for coins is at the school's main entrance. The goal is $1,000, and all donations will be given to the Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross for distribution in Louisiana and Mississippi.




Northern Middle collecting items



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

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




Heritage Academy gathering toiletries



Heritage Academy is organizing packages containing 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 sealable bags and drop them off at Heritage Academy, 12215 Walnut Point West, on Sept. 30 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.

Items needed include large kennels; free-standing chain-link kennels; small animal housing for birds, fish, etc.; disposable litter pans and food bowls; sealable 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 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 donation stations where people may drop off selected goods today 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 shipped by area truckers to the victims. Trucks were donated by Smith Trucking and Perfetti Trucking.




High-schoolers raise money for items



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