Tips for Helping Evacuees
Jacksonville State University community will be asked to join Hurricane
Katrina relief efforts over the following weeks and months, and emergency
management officials are cautioning everyone to heed a few rules of
thumb before committing money and supplies.
an informal gathering today in Anniston, officials expressed the following:
organize fund-raising efforts for Red Cross without first gaining
approval from Red Cross officials. Elaine Nelson, local coordinator
of the Red Cross's disaster relief effort, said fund-raisers must
obtain a letter of approval before soliciting funds on their behalf.
For more information, go to http://www.redcrossalabama.org/
or call the Calhoun County chapter at 236-0391.
foods that can be eaten immediately without preparation. The best
way to contribute food is through the Salvation Army, Red Cross, or
a well-organized church group. The Salvation Army in Anniston can
be reached at 236-5643.
not donate clothing. Mrs. Nelson said emergency groups lack warehouses
and manpower to sort and process used clothing. She said a more effective
way is to donate cash to an authorized fund-raising effort so the
Red Cross can purchase new clothing and shoes to fit specific individuals.
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