housed in Walker County. The family needs basic household items, towels,
toiletries, and clothing. For more information, call (706) 639-3889 or drop
donations at Amandas Fine Chocolate and More at 115 W. Villanow St. in downtown
Hutcheson Medical Center, UCTV-3, and area Bi-Lo stores
have joined forces for a hurricane relief effort dubbed Operation Katrina.
Donations can be made by calling the TV studio at (706) 866-3677. Checks should
be made payable to Operation Katrina or to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery
Foundation. The pledges will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 16. Mail to
Operation Katrina, c/o Tammy Cole, 100 Gross Crescent Circle, Fort Oglethorpe GA
Walker County Emergency Services will hold a boot drive
Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, at Shields Crossroads in Chickamauga,
with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief.
If there are enough crews, firefighters will also be at the intersection of Ga.
193 and Ga. 2.
United Way of Greater Chattanooga, which serves Walker
County, has established a fund. To donate, visit
www.uwchatt.org or call
United Way at (423) 265-8000. United Way is also compiling a database of
community resources available. Anyone willing to provide shelter, food or other
resources to families should call United Way. Donations by check are being
accepted at the following address: United Way of America, P.O. Box 630568,
Baltimore, MD 21263-0568.
Gateway Bank & Trust invites the local community to
participate in a fundraising drive for victims of Katrina. To join the efforts,
stop by branch locations in Catoosa County to make a cash donation of any size.
Gateway Bank & Trust will match the total of all donations up to $5,000. All
proceeds will be given directly to the Chattanooga-area chapter of the American
Red Cross. Donations will be accepted through Sept. 30.
The local Red Cross chapter needs volunteers for its
shelters. To volunteer for a 12-hour day or night shift, visit the Chattanooga
chapter building on 801 McCallie Ave. at the corner of McCallie and Palmetto.
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is encouraging personal visits
because of overloaded phone lines.
Other organizations are assisting with relief efforts.
For more information, go online to:
- American Red Cross at
- Federal Emergency Management Agency at
- Georgia Emergency Management Agency at
- Salvation Army at
- National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster at
- Catholic Charities USA at