Island Community Helps with Hurricane Relief Efforts
Island Relief Efforts for Victims of Hurricane Katrina Extended
The Daniel Island Property Owners Association, the Daniel Island Community Fund and Providence Baptist Church are urging Daniel Island residents and businesses to support an island-wide relief effort. Providence Baptist Church (294 Seven Farms Drive) and the Daniel Island Property Owners Association office (130 River Landing Drive, Suite 1C) will be receiving centers (Monday - Friday) for funds and other items donated to help with the relief effort.
All monetary donations (checks) should be made payable to Providence Baptist Church. Please be sure to earmark/put in the memo section of your check (for Hurricane Katrina Relief). All funds will be sent to purchase the necessary items-water, food, diapers, infant formula, clothing, cleaning supplies, etc. Donated funds are tax-deductible. The deadline for donations is Friday, Sept. 9. If you have any questions, please contact David Woody at Providence Baptist Church at 971-5275 or Barbara McLaughlin at Daniel Island POA at 971-9200.
Call your local schools to see how you can help. Many local schools are raising school supplies and other supplies for displaced students and families.
State Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum said last week that South Carolina schools will welcome students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
“We don’t know how many of these students will come here,” Tenenbaum said, “but we want them to know that they will be warmly received, and that we’ll make their transition for entering school as simple as possible.”
Tenenbaum said a number of South Carolina school districts have already enrolled children affected by the storm, but no statewide totals were available today.
Last year, island residents helped keep hundreds of area residents warm through generous contributions to a Coat and Sweater Drive. This year, the island has decided to focus its efforts on the thousands of residents of Mississippi and Louisiana who have lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. Bishop England high school senior Alex LaCoste will once again be coordinating this effort on Daniel Island. Alex will be collecting unneeded or outgrown coats, sweaters, jackets for both adults and children. This year she would also like to collect gently used stuffed animals for the children who are victims of this disaster. There will be a collection box for these items at the POA office, M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Alex will also be offering home pick up service for people who have items to donate. For questions or pickup, call Alex LaCoste at 906-6626 or 216-6035. You can also contact Alex via e-mail to schedule a pickup at email@example.com.
The Spa on Daniel Island is donating all their tips on Friday, Sept. 10.
Prime Time Fitness
All the proceeds from three new spine classes, as well as all instructor pay for those classes, will be donated to hurricane relief for the entire month of September. For more information, contact Meredith Nelson at (843) 883-0101.
Trident United Way Provides Disaster Relief - Seeks to House Refuges in the Lowcountry
Trident United Way is mobilizing our community’s response both to the crisis in the Gulf Coast and the strain of desperate families arriving in the Lowcountry seeking food, clothing, shelter and emotional support.
Anyone who wants to support relief efforts may visit www.tuw.org to the agencies that need your help.
Families from the Gulf Coast have taken refuge in the Lowcountry, in some cases with virtually nothing but some clothes and toiletries. The Red Cross has been able to use some of its support from United Way to aid those families and prepare for more.
Charleston Battery Teams Up with American Red Cross
The Charleston Battery teamed up with the American Red Cross to collect donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Booths were set up throughout Blackbaud Stadium for last Friday’s home game. The Charleston Battery matched all financial contributions collected at the game.
Queen Anne’s Revenge
Queen Anne’s Revenge will donate 10% of all sales on Saturday, September 10 to the American Red Cross
Humanities Foundation and James Doran Company Commit $100,000 to Relief Efforts
Humanities Foundation and James Doran Company, will each contribute $50,000 to the hurricane relief efforts for a total $100,000 with the goal of getting water and food to the people who need it most.
The Humanities Foundation has established a special fund to allow the public to donate to the cause through the Foundation. Those wishing to support the effort may call the Humanities Foundation at (843) 284-5152 or visit their website at www.humanitiesfoundation.org to contribute. Donors may designate their funds go to the Humanities-Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund via the pull-down menu on the donation information page. “It is our organization’s mission to serve as an advocate for the homeless and those with very low incomes, and these are some of the people most dramatically affected by this catastrophic event,” says Tracy Doran, president and founder of the Humanities Foundation.”