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Local Katrina relief efforts

American Red Cross and Salvation Army

Officials with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army say cash donations are most needed at this time.

Until more is known about the condition of the evacuees coming to Reno, donations of supplies will not be accepted at either location.

Those who have job opportunities for evacuees should call the Washoe County Sheriff’s Community Emergency Response Team from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at 337-5800.

Katrina’s Hope

Donations of goods for evacuees brought to Northern Nevada are accepted by “Katrina’s Hope – The Open Door Relocation Project” at the old Wal-Mart building in South Carson City. Call 691-4039.

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Northern Nevada American Red Cross donation drop-offs:

Fast Signs, The Quail Center, 2300 S. Carson St.

Carson City Florist 1954 Highway 50 E.

Credit Union to match donated funds

Greater Nevada Credit Union has established a fund for the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. Greater Nevada members can make donations at any Greater Nevada branch or by calling the member service center at (800) 421-6674. The credit union will match total donations up to $20,000.

Proscenium Players, Inc. donates play proceeds

Proscenium Players, Inc., will donate the proceeds from its Sept. 24 performance of “The Foreigner,” by Larry Shue, to the American Red Cross to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Reservations. Admission is $12 general or $10 for seniors, students and PPI and BAC members. For information, call 883-1976.

Chamber to donate this month’s proceeds

Carson City Chamber of Commerce will donate all proceeds from its events this month to the disaster relief efforts.

After-hours mixer

The Champion Real Estate and Manufactured Housing will donate proceeds from its “Business-After-Hours Mixer” from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at 10056 Highway 50 E.

Enjoy appetizers and treats, no-host beer and wine bar, and business networking. Money raised through a raffle and auction will go to disaster relief.

Membership Appreciation Barbecue Lunch

A Chamber of Commerce Thank-You Lunch for member support will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Gibson Memorial Park between the Railroad Museum and the Chamber building. While the lunch is free, donations will be accepted for disaster relief.

CROP Walk meeting

ComputerCorps will host an informational meetings including the ability to sign up and participate in the October CROP Walk event. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at ComputerCorps, 6373 Highway 50 E. The CROP Walk is scheduled for Oct. 16 in Idlewild Park in Reno.

The Reno-Sparks CROP Walk is one of 2,000 across the country. The 3-mile walk starts at Idlewild Park and continues along the Truckee River to downtown Reno and back. A quarter of the proceeds from pledges will be divided by the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Ridge House and the Interfaith Hospitality Network. The remainder goes to Church World Services, which is providing relief to survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

For information, go to http://www.cropwalk.org or call 359-1968.

Nevada Fitness fund-raiser

Until Oct. 10 from 4 p.m. 7 p.m., 100 percent of the profits from various Arbonne International health and wellness products offered by Independent Consultant Pamela Bailey will go to the Red Cross.

Katrina family bank account

Carson City businessman Steven Nichols has set up a bank account to benefit a New Orleans woman, adult children and grandchildren on their way to Sparks to be with family after their home was destroyed. With money raised thus far, the family was able to rent a condo, and Nichols and his family donated gift cards for clothing from area merchants.

Donations are accepted at Nevada State Bank, account no. 590044350.

You can help

Katrina’s victims

Red Cross:

856-1000 locally, 800-435-7669 nationally,

http://www.redcross.org

Salvation Army:

887-9120 locally,

800-725-2769 nationally,

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org

Nevada Division of

Emergency Management:

(775) 687-4240

Pet Finder

http://katrina.petfinder.com

Updated news and links to helpful Web sites:

nevadaappeal.com/katrina