A number of local groups and businesses are accepting aid contributions to benefit the victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in Southeast Asia and East Africa. Here are some contact numbers:
The hair salon, 33rd Sunset Snip in Lynnwood is having a one day cut-a-thon with all proceeds benefit the tsunami relief effort, through World Concern. The benefit is from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. Info: 425-771-2866.
A donation drop-off point has been set up by merchants at Old Milltown, 201 5th Ave. To donate money, food or clothes to victims, make your donations there, or call Dedek Marulitua at 425-771-5477, or send checks addressed to The Red Cross to 201 Fifth Ave., Edmonds, Wash., 98020.
QFC accepting donations
QFC will accept donations from customers during January for the American Red Cross International Response Fund. Donations are accepted at all supermarkets.
Alderwood helps Red Cross
Alderwood mall and the American Red Cross have set up tsunami relief donation sites throughout the mall. Each freestanding donation site will have remittance envelopes for customers who want to donate to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. The funds are mailed directly to the Red Cross. Donations can also be made online at www.alderwoodmall.com and click on the American Red Cross link.
Schools gather money, items
Schools across the Everett School District are organizing and managing their own coin and donation drives. To inquire about specific schools or to donate, contact schools directly.
Helping Hand lends a hand
Helping Hand Veterinary Clinic in Lynnwood is donating $3 from every new client to the relief effort, benefiting Mercy Corps and Unicef. The office, located at 18415 33rd Ave. W., Suite Q, will also give 50 percent off of vaccinations if you mention you saw this notice in The Enterprise Newspapers, said Veterinarian Dr. Goutam Mukherjee. The donations will continue indefinitely. Info: 425-672-4343.
Walk for relief
“Walk for Waves 2005” is a benefit walk-a-thon scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 at Shoreline Stadium. All money collected will be donated to Lake Forest Park Rotary to aid victims at an orphanage in southern India. Info: Shorecrest High School’s Senior Project Office at 206-361-4285 and leave a message for Gina or Paul.