An item in the Sept. 22 Montgomery Extra listed the incorrect date for the New Orleans-style jazz concert at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. The event is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (Published 9/26/2005)

Police Cars Donated

The Gaithersburg Police Department donated four cruisers to the police department of Waveland, Miss., which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

The cruisers, which were out of service and about to be sold, instead were refurbished, detailed and equipped with sirens, spotlights, radios, flashlights and other equipment.

The caravan of cruisers left for Waveland on Tuesday morning, accompanied by a Gaithersburg city bus. All five vehicles were packed with other donations, such as food, toiletries and clothing.

Waveland, with a population of about 7,000, is 35 miles northeast of New Orleans.

Benefit Jazz Concert

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre will host a New Orleans-style jazz concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature Doug Bowles and the SingCo Rhythm Orchestra. Donations will be accepted at the door. Checks payable to Habitat for Humanity are preferable. No donations of tangible items will be accepted.

All money will go to the immediate needs of families that lost their homes because of Hurricane Katrina. 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 301-593-2082.

NEA Fund, Hotline

The National Education Association has established a Hurricane Katrina relief fund and a toll-free hotline that will enable schools, teachers and employees to apply for $1 million in grants to meet needs created by the hurricane. 866-247-2239 or

Mary Whalen and Gaithersburg Police Chief Mary Ann Viverette load a bus bound for Waveland, Miss., with supplies. The city also donated four police cruisers.