Support hurricane relief efforts through area agencies

Kesha Williams
September 02, 2005If you are interested in making a donation to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the following options are available: Citizens in North Carolina who want to donate money to help with relief efforts in other states can call the N.C. Disaster Hotline toll free at 1-888-835-9966 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The money that is collected will be sent to the other states to use for their immediate needs. The N.C. Helping Neighbors Fund is managed by the Governor's Office in partnership with United Way of North Carolina. There is no administrative cost associated with the fund, and 100 percent of the donated funds will go to the victims. Make checks payable to the N.C. Helping Neighbors Fund and mail to: N.C. Helping Neighbors Fund
Office of the Governor
20312 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0312 The Albemarle United Way is accepting donations for hurricane relief. If paying by check, you may indicate the reason for your donation on the check-- "Hurricane Katrina relief" The staff is in the office 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays. You may drop off donations at the agency's new location, Albemarle United Way
905 Halstead Blvd.
Winchester Station,
Unit #28,
Elizabeth City, NC
252-333-1510 The United Way of America can accept financial donations including credit card payments. Material donations will be needed later. For more information, call 800-272-4630. Foodbank of the Albemarle, 335-4035
To make donations to the Food Bank of the Albemarle for disaster relief, please send your donation to P.O. Box 1704, Elizabeth City, NC 27906-1704. The Foodbank of the Albemarle is also a member of America's Second Harvest to donate to Hurricane Katrina victims, visit www.secondharvest.org or call 800-771-2303. Salvation Army Monetary gifts are needed now. Donors may contribute by check to the Salvation Army, 602 N. Hughes Blvd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909, and list 'Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund' on the memo line of your check.
Donors may also use the Salvation Army's web site for donations: www.salvationarmyusa.org American Red Cross Donations (cash, checks, credit card payments) can be made to the local office at 905 Halstead Blvd; Unit #3
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
To donate online, visit: http://store.yahoo.com/redcross-donate/ To donate by phone, call 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800-435-7669) Your support is greatly appreciated!