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1 September 2005
Hurricane Katrina Relief Donations Accepted at JSU Game Tonight

Water, diapers and deodorant are among the many items desperately needed by victims of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast.

The No. 1 request from emergency relief agencies is for cash donations to the American Red Cross, but many in the local community want to do more.

The Anniston Star is organizing a collection drive for materials specifically listed by relief agencies as needed essentials. Jacksonville State University is participating by allowing for collection of items at tonight’s JSU-Furman football game.

An Anniston Star truck will be parked on Cole Drive, a circle drive between the Gamecock Center and Paul Snow Stadium on the east side of the stadium. Donors will be allowed to drive up to the truck, if necessary, but only for drop-offs. No parking will be allowed.

Please bring only these items: commercially sealed water; non-perishable food items that do not require cooking and may be eaten right out of the can; baby hygiene products such as food and diapers; and general hygiene products such as soap, tooth brushes, shampoo, disposable razors and deodorant.

The Anniston Star facility also will serve as a collection site. Drop-offs can be made beginning at 8 a.m. today until 8 p.m. at the truck delivery area of The Star’s circulation docks.

The Star drop-off site will remain open 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. Friday, from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. Saturday, and reopens next Tuesday through Friday from 8-to-8.

More details for volunteering time or resources are available inside today’s edition of The Anniston Star.

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