South Shore hurricane relief fund-raisers |

South Shore hurricane relief fund-raisers

Editor’s note: Below is a partial list of local hurricane fund-raising and volunteer efforts. To be added to the list, call (530) 542-8047.

— Alpine Animal Hospital at 921 Emerald Bay Road is accepting donations and checks for the American Red Cross to go toward Hurricane Katrina efforts. Call (530) 541-4040.

— Tahoe Daily Tribune auction for hurricane relief. Businesses interested in donating new items or services to auction can call (530) 542-8047 or e-mail Date and time of auction to be announced.

— Animal Coalition of Tahoe is accepting donations for Best Friends, a national pet sanctuary, which is sending volunteers to locate animals in the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast. Donations can be made by calling (530) 573-2525. Log on to

— High Sierra Adventure Sports, 3117 Harrison Ave., is accepting cash in a bottle and checks for the American Red Cross. Call (530) 542-2565 for more information.

— Shannon and Kelly Colleton, ages 11 and 9, are selling Mardi Gras beads for $1 each with the goal of raising $1,000, said their mother Susie Colleton. The girls hope to place the beads for sale in local stores, and they will be selling the beads personally at local events and locations around South Tahoe. The fund-raising effort, called Kids Can Help, will benefit the American Red Cross. Businesses that would like to sell beads on the Colletons’ behalf, or donate beads to the effort, are urged to call Susie at (530) 573-0730.

— Hotelier Jan McCarthy is offering rooms in the Tahoe Colony Inn, 3794 Montreal Avenue, to evacuees.

— Dr. Stephen Bannar has signed up on a medical reserve corps.

— Judy Brown of Tahoe Manor has opened up her Gardner Mountain facility to seniors needing shelter.

— Community activist Sue Novasel has created a Bank of the West account for hurricane relief efforts. The funds are earmarked for the American Red Cross.

— Alan Anselmi of Zephyr Cove collected $4,400 at a Labor Day weekend party for his displaced friends. That money will be used for food, shelter and transportation.

— Former Zephyr Cove worker Rick Devin has pledged all proceeds from his CD sales at his Colorado company go to hurricane relief efforts. His Web site is

— Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra will delegate money collected its Oktoberfest slated for Sept. 21 at the Horizon Casino Resort go to the Louisiana chapter. Others can donate to Kiwanis International through

— Grizzly’s Mountain Furnishings on Lake Tahoe Boulevard will send money collected from its Saturday sale to hurricane relief efforts.

— Heavenly Mountain Resort will match donations collected at its tent sale over Labor Day weekend.

— The Moose Lodge will collect food, clothing and money for evacuees from noon to 8 p.m. at its office at 961 Eloise Ave. Information: call Ramona Kluever at (530) 541-1632.

— The Wulstein family will send $810.30 it collected during a yard sale Saturday to the American Red Cross.

— Denny’s employees, including those in South Lake Tahoe, are making donations to the relief drive.

–n Donation canisters for the American Red Cross have been established at Safeway on Lake Tahoe Boulevard and at Roundhill Square, Albertsons on Al Tahoe Boulevard and Raley’s, with two locations at the “Y” and Village Center near Stateline.

To donate

Call the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross at (775) 856-1000, or send a check to 1190 Corporate Blvd., Reno, NV 89502. You can make a secure donation online at

— Contributions can also be made to the Sacramento Sierra Chapter of the American Red Cross at 8928 Volunteer Lane, Sacramento, CA, 95826-3221. Call 916-368-3131.

— Donations can also be made to the Reno Salvation Army, 1931 Sutro Street, Reno, NV, 89512. Make checks payable to Salvation Army Disaster Relief

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