The Salvation Army is collecting names of local residents interested in volunteering for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. Selected volunteers will be sent to Jackson, Miss., for food preparation and kitchen training and then deployed in the affected states. The Salvation Army already has sent three residents of Anne Arundel County.
The Salvation Army also is accepting cash donations as well as diapers, baby wipes, baby bottles, large trash bags, pencils and paper, batteries, flashlights, toiletries, plasticware, paper towels and hand sanitizers.
To volunteer or donate, contact the Annapolis chapter at www.salvationarmyusa.org or 410-263-4091.
American Red Cross of Central Maryland is organizing one-day training sessions to prepare volunteers for three-week periods of disaster relief in the affected Gulf states. Volunteers are trained in family services and mass care and are expected to feed and care for large numbers of evacuees at one time. To volunteer, contact 410-624-2023, 410-624-2024 or www.red cross-cmd.org. To make a cash donation, contact 800-HELP-NOW or www.redcross.org.
On Tuesday night, the Annapolis business community is sponsoring "A Night Out for New Orleans" to raise money for American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts.
Participating restaurants, including Acme Bar and Grill, Pusser's Landing, Northwoods, the Rockfish, Harry Brown's, Main Ingredient Cafe and Tsunami, will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Red Cross. Watermark Cruises will host live music free on their Harbor Queen boat for diners from participating restaurants. Non-diners can attend for a small fee, which also will benefit the Red Cross. Contact 410-263-777, Ext. 3410 or 3411.
Delta Air Lines flight attendant and real estate agent Beate Kanamine of Annapolis has organized a Hurricane Katrina disaster relief drop at the Annapolis Mall. The drop is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in the parking lot behind Nordstrom. All donations, including clothes, baby formula, diapers, baby wipes, bottled water, aspirin, baked goods such as cookies and other necessities, are being flown or driven to the Houston Astrodome. Call 410-919-7008.