Red Cross Relief Gets Local Attention

By: Whitney Holmes
By: Whitney Holmes

September 2, 2005

Hurricane Katrina has devastated the Gulf of Mexico region and hundreds of thousands of our fellow American citizens are in desperate need of our help.

Local businesses are being asked to donate ten percent of their sales and churches to donate ten percent of their tithes, from over weekend, to the Red Cross.

The money will be collected on Tuesday, September 6, by the Red Cross at the Colonial Auto Center on Route 29 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

The general public is encouraged to donate money as well.

Quick Lane's Tom Powell, chief organizer of the fundraiser, dubbed 'Operation Gulf Relief,' explained that cash, and any amount of it, is the best way to help those in need. This is because there is no way to secure hard items and money is the best way to fill exact needs.

On Good Morning Charlottesville, Powell said 97 cents of every dollar donated will go directly to the relief.

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