Donate Items for Hurricane Relief

 

When a disaster of the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina strikes and the news broadcasts images of broken, battered and destroyed homes, it is natural for the public to be eager to help their neighbors – whether they’re across town or across the country. Often, seeing that they have lost everything, people are eager to donate food, clothing or other goods to meet the needs of storm victims and help the affected families begin to replace what they have lost.

The following list represent locations to drop off your donated goods.  Please call ahead if you are unsure on what is needed.

CHICAGO RESIDENTS

FREE BENEFIT CONCERT

9/19/05 - Chicago Rapper Twista Performing Free Concert at House Of Blues

Chicago rapper Twista has called upon his fellow Chi-Town hip hop artists to perform a free concert that will serve as a platform for businesses and the public to donate food, clothes and money specifically for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Da Brat, Do or Die, Shawnaa, Crucial Conflict and Bump J have been confirmed for the show, to be held at Chicago’s House of Blues on Sept. 19.  Twista is calling on his label Atlantic Records and other local hip-hop artists to support the effort.

 

CHICAGO BULLS

Chicago Bulls guard Chris Duhon, a Louisiana native, is also looking for help for his hometown of Slidell, NBC5 reported on Tuesday. Slidell suffered extensive damage when Hurricane Katrina hit, and Duhon is asking for donations of money, food and clothing to assist the victims.

  • When/Where:

    Thursday, September 15, 2005 | 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    United Center - Lot K | 1901 W. Madison St. | Chicago, IL 60612

    Saturday, September 17, 2005 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    North Suburban YMCA | 2705 Techny Rd. | Northbrook, IL 60062

    Monday, September 19, 2005 | 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Chicago Bulls/Sox Training Academy | 6200 River Bend Dr. | Lisle, IL 60532

     

    Supply Donations:

    The following list of items are being requested to assist in providing primary needs for the victims:

     

  • NEW CLOTHING: Underwear, Socks, Shoes

     

  • TOILETRIES: Toothpaste/toothbrushes, Deodorant, Soap, Shampoo, Feminine Hygiene Products, Lotion

     

  • NON-PERISHABLE FOODS: Bottled Water, Granola Bars, Canned Goods, Canned Meats, Pasta, Peanut Butter, Beef Jerky

     

  • BABY PRODUCTS: Diapers, Formula

     

  • FIRST AID SUPPLIES: Bandages

     

  • OTHER: Plastic, sealable baggies; Plastic utensils, Bleach

    What NOT to bring – the following items CANNOT be accepted:
    Furniture, Medications, Used Clothing, Perishable Foods, Fragile or Breakable Objects

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    For more information, visit The Bulls Web site, or contact:
    Stand Tall Foundation
    c/o Chris Duhon
    1151 N. State St.
    Box 249
    Chicago, Ill. 60610
    (312) 329-0687

     

     

     

    MIAMI RESIDENTS

    TO DONATE FOOD, WATER, SUPPLIES

    Adrian's Hair Center, 1920 E. Oakland Park Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, is a designated drop-off location for people who want to donate items to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Donations of new items, underwear, personal hygiene and nonperishable food will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call 954-396-3700.

    American Muslim Association of North America: 305-898-9314 or www.al-almana.org

    Aventura, Biscayne Corridor, Miami Gardens, Opa-locka and North Dade Regional Chambers of

    Commerce: Collection center 1300 NW 167th St., Suite 1, Miami Gardens. Call 305-690-9123.

    Food for the Poor: Accepting donations hygiene kits; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays at 500 SW 12th Ave., Deerfield Beach; for details, 888-505-7400 or www.foodforthepoor.org.