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from the Cape Cod Times,
September 6, 2005:
Cape officials reiterated yesterday that until a needs assessment is complete, it's impossible to know exactly what will be needed in donations and volunteers to help evacuees housed at Camp Edwards.
In the meantime, they suggested that volunteers call either the local Red Cross chapter listed below, or 1-800-293-4031, a volunteer hot line organized by the Red Cross and Salvation Army.
Businesses and others willing to donate to the Camp Edwards effort may contact the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, also listed below, or MEMA headquarters at 508-820-2000.
- American Red Cross, 286 South St., Hyannis, MA 02601; to ''Hurricane Katrina.'' On the Web at www.redcross.org.
- The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 369, 100 North St., Hyannis, MA 02601; to ''Katrina Disaster Relief.'' On the Web at www.salvationarmyusa.org.
- Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, 508-362-3225 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Mocean on Steeple Street in Mashpee Commons (under the tent) is accepting donations for a Cape Cod welcome package, including nonperishable food items, and offers a Red Cross volunteer sign-up sheet.
To donate money:
- American Red
Cross, 286 South St., Hyannis, MA 02601; to “Hurricane Katrina."
On the Web at www.redcross.org.
- The Salvation
Army, P.O. Box 369, 100 North St., Hyannis, MA 02601; to “Katrina
Disaster Relief." On the Web at www.salvationarmyusa.org.
Charities USA, 1-800-919-9338; P.O. Box 25168, Alexandria, VA
22313-9788; to “Hurricane Katrina." On the Web at
- Church World
Service, 1-800-297-1516; P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515. On the Web at
Relief and Development/U.S. Hurricane Relief Fund, 1-800-334-7626, ext.
5129; P.O. Box 12043, Newark, NJ 07101-5043. On the Web at www.er-d.org.
Baptist Disaster Relief, 770-410-6133; P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA
30368. On the Web at www.namb.net/dr.
Make checks payable to NAMB.
Bank: Cash and check donations are being accepted at all Sovereign
Community Banking Offices throughout the bank‘s Mid-Atlantic and New
England regions. Checks should be made payable to: American Red Cross
Hurricane Relief Fund. Checks can also be sent to local Community
Banking Offices. The bank will match up to $50,000 in total donations.
- Eastern Bank:
Donations by cash, check or money order may be made at any of the 73
Eastern Bank branches. Checks and money orders may be made payable to:
The American Red Cross. The bank also will provide a donation from the
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation.
- For more information: Contact National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster at www.nvoad.org for other charity listings. Or go online to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site at www.fema.gov.
NOAA National Weather Service Hurricane Tracking Service
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Massachusetts State Government Information on Relief Efforts Underway in the State
Hurricane Katrina Recovery on First.gov (U.S. government main Web site)
Disaster News Network
Matt Labash, "Notes from Underwater," Weekly Standard, September 19, 2005, edition.
Associated Press, "A Look at the Refugee Situation, Snapshots of some of the states that have refugees from Katrina," September 7, 2005.
Sara B. Miller, "Amid hurricane ruins, resilience and hope," Christian Science Monitor, September 7, 2005.
Michael Powell and Michael Grunweld, "The Lure of Coastal Life Outweighs the Risks," Washington Post, September 7, 2005.
Krissa Williams, "Together in Houston, 'We're Going to Survive As a Family,'" Washington Post, September 7, 2005.
Susan Saulny, "Putting Down New Roots on More Solid Ground," New York Times, September 7, 2005.
The Second Annual Volunteer to Sustain Cape Cod Expo held on April 26, 2005, and sponsored by SustainCapeCod.org and CapeCorps was a great success. Comments and suggestions by participants can be found here.
Pictures from our late-September trip to Italy: Ruote per Aria, the Third Exhibition of Ecological Vehicles, Rome, September 23 through 26, and a protest demonstration September 24 against the September 7 kidnapping of the two Italian aid workers in Iraq.
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