Local efforts underway to aid and support disaster relief

Local efforts underway to aid and support disaster relief:

  • Rinker Materials has given $250,000 to relief efforts. Also, Rinker (formerly CSR Associated Sand and Gravel) offers a community barbecue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at 6300 Glenwood Ave. in Everett with all proceeds going to “The New York Widows and Children’s Fund c/o Uniformed Firefighters Association” and “The New York Police Widow’s and Children’s Fund.” Donations accepted. Raffle tickets available for a big screen TV.

  • Sign memorial books and receive freedom ribbons through Saturday at: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, 1615 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett; Purdy &Kerr Funeral Home, 409 West Main Street, Monroe; Purdy &Walters with Cassidy, 1705 Pacific Ave., Everett; Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood; Simplicity Funeral Care, 131 Cedar Street, Snohomish; and Weller Funeral Home, 327 McLeod Ave, Arlington.

  • Progressive Animal Welfare Society in Lynnwood is accepting donations for stranded pets in the disaster area. Take pet supplies and pet food to 15305 44th Ave. W. in Lynnwood.

  • Make donations to the New York City Labor Council, AFL-CIO, by sending to the NYC Central Labor Council Disaster Fund, 386 Park Ave. S., 6th Floor, New York, N.Y., 10016.

  • Donate into Salvation Army red kettles this week at QFC stores.

  • Seventh graders at Explorer Middle School in Everett would like to hear from those who want to help make braided necklaces, anklets and bracelets for the children of emergency workers and others killed Tuesday. For more information, call after 4:30 p.m. to 425-514-8278.

  • North Lake Middle School in Lake Stevens will contribute $1,100 to the American Red Cross, and one teacher has a spiffy new hairdo as a result. Kaleb Allinson, a geometry teacher, agreed to let his students give him a Mohawk if they reached a fund-raising goal with proceeds going to relief efforts for terrorist attacks on the East Coast. Students raised more than twice that goal amount and one parent wrote a check for $500. “He took it above and beyond,” said Dan Bushnell, associate principal at the school.

  • At a candlelight vigil Saturday night at 3616 104th Place SE in Everett, Kayla Sass, 12, helped organize a ceremony of speeches and songs.

  • The Everett Family YMCA and the Lake Stevens Family Center offer An Evening of Unity at 7 p.m. Monday at Lake Stevens High School Cafeteria, 2908 113th Ave. NE in Lake Stevens.

  • Bring candles to the “Wall of Tears” at 7:30 tonight at 13200 Beverly Park Road in Lynnwood for a continued vigil. A picture of the candlelit wall was shown on Page A1 of the Sunday Herald.

  • Cascade High School’s DECA students raised about $2,500 at a recent football game to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. To donate to the fund, send checks to CHS DECA, Cascade High School, c/o Tyler Payne, RE: American Red Cross, 801 East Casino Road, Everett, WA 98203.

  • Place flowers at a war memorial at the Snohomish Library at First and Cedar in Snohomish.

  • The following aid agencies are accepting contributions for assistance in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania: Brothers’ Brother Foundation; 1200 Galvestion Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233; Church World Service, Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515; Episcopal Relief and Development, Box 12043, Newark, NJ 07101; Food for the Hungry; 7729 East Greenway Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260; Mercy-USA for Aid and Development; Attn: New York City Relief, 44450 Pinetree Drive, Suite 201, Plymouth, MI 48170; Save the Children Fund for US Children in Crisis, 54 Wilton Rd., Westport, CN 06880.

    To send information about your efforts to aid the disaster, e-mail to newstips@heraldnet.com or fax to 425-339-3451

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