Community Hurricane Relief Campaign Hits $58,000
Published on September 9, 2005
Area residents reaching out to those affected by Hurricane Katrina have donated over $58,000 to the Community Hurricane Relief Campaign, which benefited the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. Donation sites included The Times-Reporter, Harrison News Herald, Free Press Standard, WJER, WTUZ and WBTC radio stations. Newcomerstown, Dennison, Uhrichsville, Strasburg, Sugarcreek, and Bolivar fire stations and New Town Mall were also locations to donate money for the Campaign.
Because of the community’s generosity, the Red Cross and Salvation Army will be able to provide the hurricane victims with much needed assistance. The funds raised will be used for the affected residents to meeting the urgent, critical needs of those people, which include providing emergency shelter, food and water.
“The day was a great success and we are truly grateful for the community support we received from both individuals and businesses alike,” said Chad Conrad, Executive Director of the Muskingum Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Together, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army worked to unite the whole community to bring as much relief to the victims of this disaster as possible. Conrad said, “We came together to do whatever it took to take care of our neighbors.”
Monetary donations may also be sent anytime to the Red Cross at 113 W. High Ave., New Philadelphia or the Salvation Army, 301 N Wooster Ave, Dover.
For the latest hurricane relief, visit www.redcross.org or www.salvationarmyusa.org