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Donations sought for Hurricane Katrina refugees

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Recently, Tiffany Davis, a single mother faced with unemployment and inability to provide for her children, found that she could do something good, even in her situation. A family from Biloxi, Miss., the Fredricks, left homeless by hurricane Katrina and relocated by Harrah’s/Harveys, were looking for a home. Davis, moving back with her family and dealing with what she describes as the worst personal time that life had to offer, realized that what she does have is much more precious – her hometown, her family, their sanctity.

The Fredricks, with the support of the homeowner and Coldwell Banker rental agency, will be moving into Davis’ rental and she has decided to leave the majority of her belongings to the Fredricks, helping them make a home for Thanksgiving. Davis, along with St. Theresa Church and the Moose Lodge, are asking the community to join in this effort.

The family is still in need of many items, including a king-size bed, couch, TV stand, pots and pans, washing machine and dryer crib and items for a 9-month-old baby girl, bedrooms items and toys for a 6-year-old boy, silverware, knife set, vacuum, toaster, bed linens, 32-inch quart pot to make gumbo, additional pots and pans, coffee maker, ironing board and iron, and snowshovel and snowblower.

An account has been set up with St. Theresa church. If you would like to make a monetary donation call Sue at (530) 544-0829 or Paul at (530) 542-1486. Being thankful and generous is what our community is about. Please help this amazing family.